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.

The museum’s educational series for children and adults titled CCMA Creates, is a great resource for parents and caregivers seeking interactive learning activities. CCMA Creates: Kids is geared towards children aged 12 and younger, but accessible to all ages and skill levels. CCMA Creates: Stuck in the Studio offers studio visits with artists who have previously exhibited at the institution. Both series can be found at theccma.org/ccma-creates.

Alice Hargrave – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 | 1p

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  • September 9, 2020
    1:00 pm

Alice Hargrave, a photo-based artist working in Chicago, IL, incorporates sound and video within layered installations of her photographic imagery in space. Her work reflects on the notion of impermanence: environmental insecurity, habitat loss, and species extinctions.

Trevor Paglen – Visiting Artist Series

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | 11a

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  • October 15, 2020
    11:00 am

MacArthur Fellowship winner Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures.

Mary Mattingly – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 | 11a

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  • October 28, 2020
    11:00 am

Based in New York, Mary Mattingly studies public-public partnerships for water infrastructure, commons management, mobile architecture, and has built floating eco habitats.

Darby English with Ayanah Moor – Visiting Artist Series

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 | 1p

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  • November 10, 2020
    1:00 pm

Darby English is the Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and Director of the Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago. Ayanah Moor is an artist living and working in Chicago.

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.

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.

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: 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.