Resources for Regional Art Curriculum

Out of print publications available as PDF files on CSU LINK:

These files are printable, but the file sizes are very large.

Cleveland’s Artistic Heritage
, Symposium, Cleveland Artists Foundation

Cleveland As a Center for Regional Art
, Symposium, Cleveland Artists Foundation

Federal Art in Cleveland: 1933-43, Cleveland Public Library, 1974

Carl Gaertner: A Story of Earth and Steel, Cleveland Artists Foundation

Yet Still We Rise, Cleveland Artists Foundation (see Curriculum Resources for African American Art—breakdown of essays and artists)

Robinson, William H., Transformations in Cleveland Art 1796-1946. Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art. (Selections)

Links for more information are especially valuable for selections of artists for oral histories and more research. The artists and images on the website should whet your appetite about exploring further the work of these artists or other artists living in this region. We encourage teachers to expand and explore the possibilities as they see possible for their classroom. Many artists have full websites under their own names. If they are not on the website per se, simply reach their website by name.


Regional Art and Artist's Websites

Examples:; (current Bonfoey Gallery artist) plus list of artists whose work can be seen there;

Area College Art Departments with Faculties in Many Areas;

University of Akron:
Cleveland State University:
Cuyahoga Community College:
Kent State University:
Oberlin College:
Youngstown State University:

Akron Art Museum:

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve:
30+ visual artist biographies and interviews

Butler Art Institute:

Cleveland Arts Prize:
40+ visual artist biographies written between 2001 and 2004 by Dennis Dooley, Faye Sholiton, Mark Gottleib.

Cleveland Artists Foundation:
Full information about publications and exhibitions.

Cleveland Institute of Art:
Faculty Biographies

Cleveland Museum of Art:
Artists, Exhibits and Holdings; Cleveland Museum of Art, ARTISTS: A-Z Artists of CMA holdings.

Cleveland Museum of Art Distance Learning Programs:

Cleveland Public Art. Programs. Publications and Presentations.

Cleveland Public Library:

Cowan Potter Museum: -ceramics

Nottingham Spirk Design, Inc.:

Oberlin College:

Sculpture Center:
Ohio Sculpture survey

University Circle Inc.:

Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland:
Young Audiences roster of professional artists specializes in working with K-12 students in educational settings. For a complete listing of visual artists available to come to your school, please visit the website.


Regional History Websites