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Experience Regional Art

ARTneo collects, preserves, and explores the most significant visual art from Northeast Ohio artists.  Located at the 78th Street Studios in the historic Gordon Square district in Cleveland, the museum interprets and shares the rich artistic heritage of the region of both past and present artists through innovative exhibitions, educational programming and a celebrated publication portfolio.

Wednesday, 12pm – 5pm
Thursday, 12pm – 5pm
Friday, 12pm – 5pm (until 9 pm on 3rd Fridays)
Saturday, 12pm – 5pm

*Currently only offering viewings by appointment only, please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment*


ARTneo, formerly the Cleveland Artists Foundation (CAF), was founded in 1984 by Cleveland-based artists, patrons, and collectors who recognized the need to establish an organization that would preserve, research, collect and exhibit the most significant visual art of the Northeast Ohio region.  At the heart of ARTneo’s mission is a collection of more than 3,000 paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture.  As the Cleveland Artist Foundation, the organization’s mission historically focused on a group of artists known as the “Cleveland School” that was active from 1900-1950.  For the past twenty five years, ARTneo has broadened its historical scope to integrate the contributions of artists who were active before and since the “Cleveland School.”  We now focus on the achievements of the most signification artists in Northeast Ohio whose period of productivity encompasses the past fifty years.

Due to this expanded scope, ARTneo has transformed into the premier center for the art of Northeast Ohio, owing to both its significant collecting initiative and to its commitment to creative exhibition planning and educational outreach.  It is the only museum that caters exclusively to the acquisition of regional art, while not charging an admission fee.  The museum is supported through cash and in-kind contributions of many individuals, foundations, corporations, and through state funding, membership and fundraisers.

Oppositions: The Secessionists vs. The Cleveland Society of Artists

Oppositions explores the contrasting styles of two prominent Cleveland artist groups in the early twentieth century. Portraits, still lifes, and landscapes illustrate the difference between the avant-garde and traditional approaches to creating art. The rivaling groups were formed to both challenge and uphold artistic traditions.

The Secessionists, established in 1911, include Henry Keller, William Sommer, and Abel Warshawsky who embraced European modernist ideas. Countering the wild aesthetics of the Secessionists was the Cleveland Society of Artists which was founded in 1913. The artists included George Adomeit, Ora Coltman, and William Edmondson, who felt strongly about upholding traditional values and what they considered good craftsmanship.


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