Welcome to the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. It’s a brand new building and an exciting new chapter, thanks to 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 will be prominently displayed throughout the College campus along with other pieces in the College’s Permanent Art Collection.
The Cleve Carney Art Gallery will offer year-round visual art exhibitions showcasing a variety of innovative 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 cultivate a variety of perspectives. Our vision is to be the best center of contemporary art in the Chicago area.
Please come visit, introduce yourself and get involved. Our events are always free and everyone is welcome.
In conjunction with the Cleve Carney legacy gift, the College of DuPage Foundation has launched a three-year campaign to ensure Mr. Carney’s generous gift is fully realized. Contributions to the endowment fund will support vital programming such as artist engagement opportunities for community members and students, gallery exhibitions, artist commissions, new acquisitions, and other teaching and learning tools that foster cultural enrichment in our community. Further information on how to donate can be found www.cod.edu/foundation/give.aspx.