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Women of the Archives

January 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

  • Charlotte Lees, Joshua Tree 2, Mixed media on wood, 28” x 15”, Collection of the AAWR
    Charlotte Lees, Joshua Tree 2, Mixed media on wood, 28” x 15”, Collection of the AAWR

Location of Exhibition: Judson Manor – South Concourse Gallery, 1890 E 107th St. Cleveland, OH 44106
Gallery Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. Please call (216) 532-1351 for additional information
Oral Histories Premiere & Virtual Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 24, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for program


This winter, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is pleased to announce Women of the Archives, the museum’s second collaboration with Judson Manor, a not-for-profit retirement community located in historic University Circle. The satellite exhibition, which extends into Women’s History Month, features 17 works by 10 notable women from the museum’s collection of Ohio art including Ruth Bercaw, Charlotte Lees, Lee Heinen, Rebecca Kaler, Elise Newman, Gail Newman, Algesa O’Sickey, Gloria Plevin, Marsha Sweet and Judy Takács.


Held in Judson’s newly christened South Concourse Gallery, Women of the Archives blends the elegance of the 1920’s architecture which surrounds it with premiere examples of textile sculpture, wood carving, print making, figurative oils, and colorful mixed media work. Highlights include 3 portraits by Judy Takács of fellow female Archived Artists Shirley Campbell, Marsha Sweet, and Lee Heinen, as well as newly acquired pieces never before exhibited by the museum.


The continuing partnership not only allows public access to the Archives’ extensive collection, it enriches the lives of Judson’s senior citizens. “The reaction from the residents has been enormously enthusiastic,” says Mark Corcoran, chair of the Manor’s House Committee. “There are so many vibrantly-colored pieces in the show, it has added a whole lot of life to the building!”


“We have an enormous collection—more than 10,000 pieces from more than eighty Ohio artists—and only about 1,000-square-feet of gallery space,” says AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousely. “So community partnerships are key to providing more access to the public…. For me, this has been a fantastic partnership. Judson Manor is a community of art lovers. It’s a win-win for everybody.”


On view until March 29th , Women of the Archives is free and open to the public. Gallery Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. For additional information, please contact Judson Manor, (216) 532-1351 


January 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am
March 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Judson Manor – South Concourse
1890 E 107th St.
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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