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.


Gallery Director & Curator: Justin Witte
Preparator: Gina Hunt


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


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

Phone Number: 630.942.3206


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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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:

Diana Martinez talks with Eva Stevens about a replica of a dress once worn by the iconic and world-famous artist, Frida Kahlo, which was designed and threaded from scratch. They discuss the complicated work and efforts she and her students put into creating this dress, along with how rewarding it was to display at a press event that announced the Frida Kahlo exhibit, coming in 2020.

José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico

Monday, Jun. 17 - Friday, Sept. 13

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Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • June 17, 2019 - September 13, 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

Show Details

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!

SUGAR SKULL! A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Friday, Oct. 4, 7p

Show Details

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.

A Salute to Frida

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

Show Details

Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

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

So many men, so little time. Hanna Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love.