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Walters Art Museum | Pride Artist Talk: Richard Cleaver in Convo w/Adriana Proser

June 8, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Discover how historic collections offer new inspiration for contemporary artists. In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, Baltimore-based artist Richard Cleaver joins Adriana Proser, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, to discuss how Cleaver’s work was influenced by his early museum experiences. Cleaver’s sculptures are evocative of religious reliquaries and shrine architecture, intricate and bejeweled with secret compartments and hidden meanings.
About the Artist
Richard Cleaver has been working in sculpture for 45 years. He received a BFA from MICA and an MA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has exhibited nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, American University Museum, Kohler Arts Center, Noyes Museum, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York and Miami), and Franz Bader Gallery. Group exhibition venues include: the Peabody Essex Museum, International Sculpture Center, Arizona State Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Erie Art Museum, and Corcoran Gallery. His work is in the collections of the Crocker Art Museum, George and Dorothy Saxe Collection at the DeYoung Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Diane and Sandy Besser Collection at Arizona State Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, and Delaware Art Museum. Awards include: National Endowment for the Arts, Evergreen Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Trawick Prize, Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, and a Baker Artist Award.
Please note: This event is virtual and is available exclusively on The Walters Art Museum Facebook and YouTube pages. You don’t need an account on either platform to enjoy the program. Links to stream the program will be added at a later date.