Cleve Carney Museum of Art sets fall 2020 virtual programming
The Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center is offering a series of virtual offerings while the museum on the College of DuPage campus is closed to the public through December.
Programming will include online exhibitions, artist talks and educational resources for children, and feature well-known artists.
"We are committed to continually inspiring our audiences through art," said Cleve Carney curator Justin Witte. "The work and ideas of emerging, established and legendary artists can be presented in many ways, and we will continue to serve both the College of DuPage student body and the greater public by exploring these various channels of connection."
The museum's long-running Visiting Artist Series will be presented online, beginning with a panel discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, featuring photo-based artist Alice Hargrave in conversation with environmental ecologists.
At 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, artist and MacArthur Fellow Trevor Paglen will present a lecture on his body of work, which is chiefly concerned with seeing the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures.
Artist Mary Mattingly, known for her floating eco habitats and edible landscapes, will present a lecture at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Closing out the virtual season will be a conversation between University of Chicago art history professor Darby English and Chicago-based artist Ayanah Moor exploring Blackness and gender identity within fine art and popular culture. It will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
All talks will be available at theccma.org/vas-20202021 and an archive of past talks by groundbreaking contemporary artists, including Nick Cave, Faheem Majeed and Luftwerk is available for viewing at theccma.org.
The museum's educational series for children and adults, "CCMA Creates," is a great resource for parents and caregivers seeking interactive learning activities.
"CCMA Creates: Kids" is geared toward age 12 or 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.
Art classes and virtual artist studio visits will feature local, national and international contemporary artists who are leaders in their field.
CCMA is currently hosting the online exhibition "We've Been Here Before: Balance from Ancestral Totems" by the artist Charles Morrison. Employing clay, print, performance and social practice, in a seven-minute video Morrison guides viewers through a Kemetic breathing exercise centered around the power of the breath and the ability to restore balance and proper circulation to the body and brain through conscious breathing. The museum also will be a host site for "Color Code," a project by artist team Luftwerk in collaboration with Renata Graw.
Beginning Sept. 15 and running through Nov. 3, 12 cultural locations across the country will display a three-part set of contrasting color flags evoking the international signal of distress, SOS, transforming it into a sign of solidarity and connectedness.
The solo exhibition "Jesus of Western Avenue," featuring works by celebrated Chicago resident Tony Fitzpatrick, will open on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, and run through Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.
The late Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at College of DuPage. The gallery opened in February 2014 with its inaugural exhibition Selections from Cleve Carney's Art Collection. The gallery has expanded to a 2,500-square-foot museum.
The Cleve Carney Museum of Art will host "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" in summer 2021. The museum will maintain the standards set by the American Alliance of Museums. More information can be found at TheCCMA.org or by calling (630) 942-3206.