Cleve Carney Museum of Art

Cleve Carney Museum of Art

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art offers year-round visual art exhibitions showcasing art by regional, national and international artists. Our goal is to encourage the growth and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions and educational programming that cultivates a variety of perspectives.

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art is named in honor of one of Glen Ellyn’s most revered philanthropists, the late Cleve Carney, a contemporary art collector and supporter of the arts.

Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, a one-story, 1,850-square-foot addition on the west side of the McAninch Arts Center. He also donated artworks from his own extensive contemporary art collection, which are prominently displayed throughout the College campus along with other pieces in the College’s Permanent Art Collection.

Prior to the construction of the Cleve Carney Museum of Art in 2014 the College of DuPage’s art gallery was the Gahlberg Gallery. You can access the archive of exhibitions from the Gahlberg Gallery HERE.

Folk Art to Fine Art, Mercados a Museos

Friday, Feb. 5, 7p

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  • February 5, 2021
    7:00 pm

Cesáreo Moreno, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, presents a talk about 20th Century Mexican art and its development from local markets to museums around the world.

Misty Gamble – Visiting Artist Series

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 | 11a

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  • February 16, 2021
    11:00 am

Misty Gamble’s life-size fragmented figurative, ceramic sculptures and installations focus attention on issues surrounding femininity and challenge conventional standards of morality, normalcy, and propriety.

Contemporary Art after Frida Kahlo

Sunday, Feb. 21, 3p

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  • February 21, 2021
    3:00 pm

Julie Rodrigues Widholm gives a presentation on Kahlo’s lasting influences in the art historical canon and explores how this legacy can be seen even through the work of contemporary artists today.

Frida Kahlo and the Animal Self

Thursday, Mar. 4, 7p

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  • March 4, 2021
    7:00 pm

Kahlo was known for her love of animals, giving a home to many at the Casa Azul, and they also took on symbolic meaning in her paintings.

Frida Kahlo’s Creativity: Staging Art, Staging Life

Sunday, Mar. 7, 3p

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  • March 7, 2021
    3:00 pm

Adriana Zavala discusses Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork.

Paola Aguirre Serrano – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021 | 11a

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  • March 17, 2021
    11:00 am

Paola Aguirre Serrano is the founder of BORDERLESS — a Chicago-based urban design and research practice focused on cultivating collaborative design agency through interdisciplinary projects.

Frida Kahlo and the Mexican Revolution

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 7p

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  • April 21, 2021
    7:00 pm

John Paris covers the social and political consequences of the Mexican Revolution and how it sparked the Constitution of 1917.

Erin Wiersma, John Sabraw, Terry Conrad – Visiting Artist Series

Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021 | 11a

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  • April 22, 2021
    11:00 am

Erin Wiersma’s artistic practice focuses on the body’s capacity to absorb and respond to an environment. Terry Conrad is interested in the community aspects of printmaking and the trace materials found within the landscape. Sabraw works with environmental engineer and Ohio University Professor Guy Riefler to remediate streams polluted by abandoned coal mine seepage, in southeastern Ohio.

Frida Kahlo, America, and the Impact of Place

Sunday, Apr. 25, 3p

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  • April 25, 2021
    3:00 pm

Celia Stahr details Kahlo’s early days in San Francisco, New York and Detroit in the 1930s during the early days of her marriage with Diego Rivera.

Frida Kahlo: A Politics of Subjectivity and Self-Representation

Sunday, May 23, 3p

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  • May 23, 2021
    3:00 pm

This talk will examine and contextualize specific works by Kahlo in order to illuminate the relevance of her work to contemporary issues of subjectivity, performativity and self-representation, suggesting a reading of the Frida Kahlo: Timeless exhibition through this lens.

Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition

June 5 - Sept. 6, 2021

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  • Summer 2021
    June 5, 2021 - September 6, 2021
    10:00 am

The exhibition, on view June 5 – September 6, 2021, is presented by Bank of America and will be the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlo’s work displayed in the Chicago area in over 40 years.

Tres Fridas Project

Saturday, June 6 - Monday, Sept. 6, 2021

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  • June 5, 2021 - September 6, 2021
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McAninch Arts Center will be presenting the award winning Tres Fridas Project in the newly appointed lobby exhibition space. The Tres Frida’s project was created by Reveca Torres and Mariam Pare, two artists paralyzed by a spinal cord injury.

Tony Fitzpatrick: “Jesus of Western Avenue”

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - Monday, Jan.31, 2022

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  • October 2, 2021 - January 31, 2022
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Jesus of Western Avenue” will feature more than 30 recent works by world-renowned multimedia artist and celebrated Chicago resident Tony Fitzpatrick at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art in the fall of 2020.