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.

Learn more about Cleve Carney here.
Purchase a Cleve Carney Museum of Art membership here.

Frida Kahlo 2020 Exhibition

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center in partnership with College of DuPage, is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Frida Kahlo coming to the Glen Ellyn campus in the Summer of 2020. This comprehensive presentation of the life and works of the artist Frida Kahlo will feature 26 original pieces as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides a framework of the life, circumstances and events that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of the 20th century and of our time.

Frida Kahlo 2020 offers two types of tickets: Untimed Entry Tickets ($35) and Timed Entry Tickets ($20). With Untimed Entry Tickets, visitors select a date, and have the flexibility of entering the exhibition at any time during that day’s regularly scheduled exhibition hours. With Timed Entry Tickets, visitors reserve a specific date and time for exhibition viewing.

Untimed Entry Tickets are $35 and are on sale now. Purchase Untimed Entry Tickets by phone or in person. These tickets are date-specific and offer the holder one-time admission on the date selected. A limited quantity of Untimed Entry Tickets available. Additional restrictions apply.

Timed Entry Tickets are $20 and go on sale Dec. 7. Details will be announced at a later date.


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 Museum 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 Museum 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 Museum 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 museum 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:

On this episode of Backstage Buzz, we welcome back the MAC’s very own Costume and Makeup Coordinator, Kim Morris. In celebration of the Frida Kahlo exhibit coming in 2020, and among a plethora of events, programming, and artwork being displayed throughout the year, Kim has constructed a must-see 3D printed sculpture, and costume to match. Diana talks with her about the process of designing and creating the sculpture as well as where and when you’ll be able to view it in person.

Aden Kumler – Visiting Artist Series

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11a

Show Details

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

Show Details

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

Show Details

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

Show Details

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

Show Details

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.