The College of DuPage Permanent Art Collection consists of over 720 individual artworks, not including the 69 pieces in the William E. Gahlberg Native American Contemporary Art Collection, along with more than 100 Ecuadorian masks and 17 World War II posters in the Library Collection.

The College’s first acquisitions were made in 1983 through the Illinois Arts Council Percentage for the Arts Program. Other works in the collection have come from art collectors and donations. Notable acquisitions include 21 Richard Serra etchings and lithographs, 157 original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints by Andy Warhol from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Photographic Legacy Program, 145 works from the Cleve Carney collection, 178 works from the collection of Andree Stone and 11 works from the Dianne Skeet collection.

Artists in the collection include: Nicholas Africano, John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Stephanie Brooks, Rodney Carswell, Francesco Clemente, Peter Doig, Olafur Eliason, Leon Golub, Jim Hodges, Jenny Holzer, Julia Fish, Tony Fitzpatrick, Michelle Grabner, Arturo Herrera, Jeff Koons, Henri De Toulouse Lautrec, Judy Ledgerwood, Sol Lewitt, Maya Lin, Jim Lutes, Robert Motherwell, Thomas Nozkowski, Jim Nutt, Catherine Opie, Ed Pashke, Raymond Pettibone, Richard Rezac, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Rembrandt van Rijn, Tony Tassett, Andy Warhol and Frank Lloyd Wright. 


To provide a culturally rich environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors will be exposed to the visual arts, therefore, broadening their knowledge, increasing their sensitivity, and sparking the development of creative talents through the visual arts.

To provide College of DuPage and its surrounding communities with a public art museum that weaves its way through every building on campus, creating a more beautiful and interesting environment for learning.

To provide a welcoming art environment where significant art can be viewed, studied and appreciated by everyone.


By contributing to the Cleve Carney Art Gallery Endowment Fund, you 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. 

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