Cleve Carney Art Gallery

Cleve Carney Art Gallery

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery 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 Art Gallery 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 Art Gallery, 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 Gallery 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.

Learn more about Cleve Carney here.

STAFF

Gallery Director & Curator: Justin Witte
Preparator: Gina Hunt

HOURS

The Gallery is FREE and open to the public, one hour prior to MAC performances and during intermissions.

Monday through Thursday 11a to 7p
Saturday 11a to 3p

CONTACT

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
(Park in lot Fawell A)

Phone Number: 630.942.3206
Email: clevecarneygallery@gmail.com

Directions

The Gallery is located in the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage.

Take I-88W to 355N; exit on route 38W; drive 1 mile then turn left on Park Blvd.; drive 1 mile then turn right on Fawell Blvd. The MAC will be on your left, and the Gallery is located in the newly-renovated Lobby area.

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Become an Inaugural Member:

Because of the generous support of our community and donors, the Gallery is now expanding and transforming into a world-class museum of art and culture. Individual Annual Memberships are available for $50 that offer:

  • early access to purchasing Untimed Tickets for the upcoming Frida Kahlo 2020 exhibition
  • invitation to members-only events
  • early access to ticketed gallery events
  • 10% off museum gift shop merchandise

Call the MAC Box Office at 630.942.4000 to redeem!


Diana sits down with Cleve Carney Director and Curator, Justin Witte, to discuss an excellent opportunity granted to the gallery. The world famous artwork of Frida Kahlo will be on display in June of 2020! The two share their excitement for this artist and discuss the energy at a press conference and kickoff party held at the MAC. Hosting over 200 visitors, the event publicly announced the touring art exhibit will be at the Cleve Carney and kicked off two years of performance and educational programming based on the collection. Diana also shares clips highlighting the event, including a preview of the artwork and a special performance from Ballet Folklórico Quetzalcoatl. For more information, please visit: Frida2020.com

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico

Monday, Jun. 17 - Monday, Sept. 8

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • June 17, 2019 - September 8, 2019
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Decades after his death, art historians and artists continue to recognize Posada’s cultural contributions, reflecting not only the spirit of Mexican identity in his time and ours but imparting a universal perspective extending well beyond the borders of his native Mexico.

Frida Fest!

Sunday, Sept. 8, 12-9p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • September 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy live music, live visual art, live dance, authentic Mexican food vendors and more in our kick-off to our yearlong celebration of Frida Kahlo leading up to the Frida Kahlo 2020 Exhibition coming to the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Summer of 2020!

Nick Cave – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • September 18, 2019
    1:00 pm

Nick Cave is a Messenger, Artist, and Educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance.

SUGAR SKULL! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Friday, Oct. 4, 7p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 4, 2019
    7:00 pm

Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos through music and dance.
One hour in length. Recommended for ages 6-11.

Mie Kongo – Visiting Artist Series

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11a

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 22, 2019
    11:00 am

Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston, IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work including ceramic sculptures, installations, 2D work, and porcelain designed objects.

Aden Kumler – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11a

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 20, 2019
    11:00 am

Aden Kumler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Art History and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Chicago’s Medieval Studies program, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Divinity School.

Paola Cabal – Visiting Artist Series

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11a

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 20, 2020
    11:00 am

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Paola Cabal has lived in Chicago since 2001. A site specific installation artist, Cabal is best known for her rigorous observational studies of daylight over time– movements the artist photographs on site, then paints directly into spaces trompe l’oeil-style, using spray paint.

Mary Mattingly – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 1p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 20, 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.

Vladimir Radutny – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 11a

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 20, 2020
    11:00 am

Vladimir Radutny was born in Nikolayev, Ukraine in 1978. In 1989, he and his family arrived in Chicago as part of an immigration wave of Russian Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

A Salute to Frida

Saturday, Apr. 18, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 19, 3p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 18, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • April 19, 2020
    3:00 pm

Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2020.