Cleve Carney Art Gallery Hosts FREE Discussion “Starting an Art Collection” with Collectors Bradley and Cassia Carter Friday, July 17

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery, at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 W. Fawell Blvd., on the campus of College of DuPage, hosts a free special topic discussion titled “Starting an Art Collection” Friday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Bradley Carter, an artist and gallerist working in Chicago, and Cassia Carter will share the experience of starting an art collection and discuss how collecting art influenced their life and has helped them to build relationships with artists. This discussion is open to the public and will take place in MAC 153. Attendees should enter through the MAC’s main lobby and follow the

signs. For more information call 630.942.2321.

Those attending the discussion will also have the opportunity to view the current exhibition in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, “New Acquisitions from the Collection of Andree Stone.”In 2014, the College of DuPage Foundation acquired 178 pieces of art by more than 50 artists from Stone’s estate. Highlights of this eclectic donation include artwork by Nicholas Africano, John Coplan, Gregory Green, David Hodges, Michael Hurson, Jim Lutes, Denis Oppenheim, Philip Pearlstein, Joel Meyerowitz and William Wegman, to name a few. The exhibition honors Stone’s legacy, as the owner of Dart Gallery in Chicago from 1987 – 1992, and as an enthusiastic supporter of Chicago artists and art community through her work as a philanthropist and art appraiser.

The late Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, a one-story, 1,850-square-foot addition on the west side of the McAninch Arts Center. The gallery opened in February 2014 with its inaugural exhibition “Selections from Cleve Carney’s Art Collection” and offers year-round visual art exhibitions showcasing a variety of innovative art by regional, national

and international artists. In conjunction with the Cleve Carney legacy gift, the College of DuPage Foundation has launched a three-year endowmentcampaign to ensure Carney’s generous gift is fully realized. For more information visit

Gallery exhibitions can be viewed during regular hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is also open one hour prior to MAC performances held in the Belushi Performance Hall and during intermission. For more information about the exhibition and related special events, visit or call 630.942.2321.

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near

I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces: (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall, the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre, and the versatile black box Studio

Theatre). It also encompasses the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than

1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MACis to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit, or

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit or call 630.942.2462.