Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver


Sep 16, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and completed a master of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The artist is fascinated by monarchies, mythology, and religion and these themes form the subjects of his work. Constructing the sculptures in clay, Cleaver then paints meticulous patterns and applies precious and semi-precious stones to create the sumptuously decorated surfaces.Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver surveys the artist’s most recent sculptures and the private worlds they reveal.

Image: Hern the Hunter V, 2016. Richard Cleaver (born 1952). Hand built ceramic, wood, fresh water pearls, quartz, Swarovski crystals, metal, and gold leaf, painted in oil, 27 1/2 x 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Dan Meyers. © Richard Cleaver.


Free with Museum admission


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2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE

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