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Learn about the Frida Kahlo Exhibit Coming to the MAC at College of DuPage

The Health and Science Center was funded by the proceeds of the 2002 capital referendum and opened in 2010. The center houses the Basic Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Health Science, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany programs. The HSC also houses a Nursing Simulation and Long-Term care lab, Dental Hygiene lab and Surgical Technology operating room lab. The building received LEED Gold certification.

Designated Ride Sharing Locations

Designated UBER ride sharing pick-up and drop-off locations are available in the following locations:

  • Downtown Glen Ellyn Metra Stop North Platform – Glen Ellyn to Chicago
  • Downtown Glen Ellyn Metra Stop South Platform – Chicago to Glen Ellyn
  • Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibit – The Cleve Carney Museum of Art & McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage

Please note that the distance between the Downtown Glen Ellyn Metra Stop and the Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibit is approximately 3 miles.

College Of Dupage Unveils Downtown Glen Ellyn Mural Launching Dupage Public Art Project

  • Two, 8-by-10-foot acrylic murals painted by artist and College of DuPage alumnus Tony Fitzpatrick were recently unveiled in downtown Glen Ellyn. It is part of COD’s DuPage Public Art Project, an initiative designed to foster continued arts involvement within neighborhoods in the District 502 community.Courtesy of College of DuPage

College of DuPage and community leaders recently unveiled two, 8-by-10-foot acrylic murals painted by world-renowned artist and COD alumnus Tony Fitzpatrick in the heart of downtown Glen Ellyn.

The Fitzpatrick murals are part of COD’s DuPage Public Art Project, an initiative designed to foster continued arts involvement within neighborhoods in the District 502 community.

“College of DuPage is committed to supporting arts, culture and community engagement throughout the college community and beyond,” said COD President Dr. Brian Caputo. “The DuPage Public Art Project will foster partnership and continued involvement within communities throughout District 502.”

Depicting native birds, the murals are linked to Fitzpatrick’s upcoming exhibition “Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue,” which opens Saturday, Oct. 16, and runs through Monday, Jan. 31, at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at COD’s McAninch Arts Center.

Learn more about Fitzpatrick’s upcoming exhibition at

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Th Illinois Infantry Regiment National Colors

The 36th Illinois fought in many battles including Pea Ridge, Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, Dallas, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville. Made of painted silk, this flag was brought back to Springfield after the war. The flag was professionally conserved from 2008-2009 with intensive cleaning and precise repair of the fabric. The restoration was made possible by generous efforts of the Illinois State Military Museum, The Illinois National Guard, the DuPage County Historical Museum, Illinois Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camps 1 and 2, The Civil War Roundtable of Chicago, The Salt Creek Civil War Roundtable, the McCormick Foundation, and many individuals. The National Colors will remain at the DuPage County Historical Museum through February 2024, on loan from the Illinois State Military Museum.

Frida Kahlo Exhibit Opens At College Of Dupage Art Museum In Glen Ellyn

Muralist Juan Chawuk unveils

Most any major museum in the world would be proud to display a collection of Frida Kahlo’s works, and many regard them to be among the most important of the 20th century.

A community college in the western suburb of Glen Ellyn does not immediately come to mind as a likely host, but the College of DuPage’s art museum is exactly that.

“When viewers see her work and hear her voice, it gives them a voice to address challenges in their life,” said curator Justin Witte.

“Frida Kahlo: Timeless” is the largest private collection of Kahlo’s work in the world. She created only about 200 pieces, and 26 of them, including her most important works are in Glen Ellyn until early September.

The town is celebrating with the college at this opportunity, not only to host a world class art collection, but also the estimated $8 million of economic impact it will bring to the Glen Ellyn businesses from visitors coming from around the world to see it.

“We provide context and accessibility to the community that are unique from a museum,” said arts center director Diana Martinez.

Additionally, starting on her birthday, July 6, Kahlo’s work will also be displayed on the side of the Merchandise Mart downtown.

“There was nothing about Kahlo that was elitist. We believe she’d like that it was here,” said Witte.

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Art Students Inside And Outside The Classroom

Students work on their drawings as the classroom is brought outside.

Student Marie Flynn turns her ceramics mold into a work of art.

Art professor Kathy Baum assists a student in a jewelry making class.

A peek inside the classroom as two students collaborate on a painting.

COD art students paint mural to reflect sustainable environment on campus.

A Look At Tony Fitzpatrick And His Birds In His Jesus Of Western Avenue Exhibition Running Through Jan 31 At The Cleve Carney Museum Of Art At The College Of Dupage

Tony Fitzpatricks Chicago Nocturne at his Jesus of Western Avenue exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage.

Courtesy of CCMA

I first heard Tony Fitzpatrick on Steve and Garry 30-plus years ago.

Many things came up in their wide-ranging conversation, though not birds.

But birds are central to the more than 100 works of Fitzpatrick in the Jesus of Western Avenue exhibition running through Jan. 31 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage.

The birds made sense after I thought to the last time I saw Fitzpatrick two years ago at Martyrs for a showing of Bob Dolgans original Monty and Rose video on the famed piping plovers at Montrose Beach.

Fitzpatricks collages are intense patches of images and words, but theres a knife of darkness in even the most whimsical. If youre an outdoors sort with an arts bent, I highly suggest going, but this is not John James Audubons painting of an American white pelican, more Paul Klees Landscape with Yellow Birds.

Fitzpatrick is an alum of COD, which fueled his wide-ranging interests in the arts.

That wide range shows in his collages.

In homage to collages, here are snippets from the exhibition. I barely touch the breadth of images, words and meanings.

Tony Fitzpatricks First Radiant Seabird at his Jesus of Western Avenue exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage.

Courtesy of CCMA

It was time.

Courtesy of CCMA

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Shop For Frida Inspired Gifts

Find all your souvenirs and gifts in Glen Ellyn at locations including:

  • Gather and Collect, 473 N. Main Street.
  • The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn, 475 N. Main Street
  • Olive ‘n Vinnie’s, 449 N. Main Street
  • M & Em’s Children’s & Home Boutique, 460 N. Main Street
  • The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Avenue
  • Re:New Project, 483 North Main Street
  • Chocolaterie Stam, 530 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • The Glen Ellyn Sweet Shoppe, 550 Crescent Boulevard

Weather Forecast For College Of Dupage Glen Ellyn Illinois

College of DuPage: Frida Kahlo Timeless Grand Opening

If you planning to travel to College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, here is your 6-day travel weather forecast to make sure you have all the essentials needed during your stay.Start your day when the sunrises at 12:18 PM.The temperature feels like 41.15 with a humidity level of 83 so dress accordingly.Cloud coverage is 89 percent with visibility at 10.9 percent.Todays UV index is 2, dont forget the sunscreen if you need it!Todays winds are traveling west-southwest at a speed of 14 MPH. At the end of the day dont miss the sunset at 11:49 PM.

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Mcaninch Arts Center At College Of Dupage

  • Overview

    McAninch Arts Center is a conveniently accessible cultural arts and gathering place in DuPage County offering exceptional entertainment and enriching programs that go beyond the stage.

    Each season includes 200+ performances of plays, concerts and lectures in our theatres, as well as numerous art exhibits in the Cleve Carney Museum of Art. Our expanded line-up includes family-oriented programming, free outdoor summer concerts, and educational programs. The MAC is home to the critically acclaimed resident professional ensembles New Philharmonic and Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. When you visit, youll always enjoy free parking, an inviting ambiance, and exciting experiences that leave lasting memories.

    Located on the campus of College of DuPage, the MAC hosts college theater, dance and music departments. Opportunities for learning and performance in all disciplines are available through the COD academic courses or COD Continuing Education programs.

Home Grown: Agriculture And Life In Dupage County

On Display: 2019-2020 Agriculture has been a vital element of life in DuPage County for over 190 years, providing its residents with essential foods and raw materials to make their living. Home Grown explores the historical methods and tools that DuPage residents used to farm and raise livestock and the impacts agriculture has had on the countys economy, society, and culture.

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Parking In Downtown Glen Ellyn

Civic Center Parking Garage: Public parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Garage, located behind 535 Duane Street in downtown Glen Ellyn. Free public parking is available throughout the garage on two floors with additional free public parking after 3 p.m. daily and on weekends.

Park by the Path: Visitors can also “Park by the Path” and utilize the six parking lots along the railroad tracks/Illinois Prairie Path for convenient parking in the downtown. Free public parking is available weekdays after 11 a.m. and all day on weekends, with no time restrictions. View the map here.

Group Sales And Charter Buses

College Of DuPage Approves $3 Million Expansion To Host ...

Possible example itinerary for group:

  • 10 a.m. – Attend Frida Kahlo Timeless Group Sales contact Kat Kazmierski, , 630-942-3026
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch Reservations at Reserve 22. Group Sales Contact Aimee Detterbeck, , 630-469-5550 x223
  • 2 p.m. Stroll through quaint downtown Glen Ellyn to view the Frida murals and flowers, shop and for Frida inspired gifts or sign up for one of the many classes available for groups. Bus parking available.

For additional info contact Dawn Smith, Glen Ellyn Chamber, 630-469-0907,

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Th Illinois Cavalry Guidon

The guidon flag was carried by the soldiers of the 8th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. Beginning in early 1862, the 8th Illinois was stationed in Washington D.C. and attached to the Army of the Potomac, fighting in their first battle at Williamsburg. The unit also fought in a number of engagements including Mechanicsville , Hanover Court House, Seven Pines, Brandy Station, Middleburg, Upperville, and Gettysburg. The 8th Illinois aided in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincolns assassin, and served as Lincolns honor guard while he lay under the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. The flag was professionally conserved from 2011-2012 with intensive cleaning and precise repair of the fabric. A total of $20,000 was raised to fund the work through the combined efforts of the DuPage County Historical Museum, the Illinois State Military Museum, the Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society and the 8th Illinois Cavalry Reenactors. The Guidon will remain at the DuPage County Historical Museum through February 2024, on loan from the Illinois State Military Museum. Watch a video of the 8th Illinois Cavalry Guidon Dedication held on July 1, 2012.

Make A Date With Frida Kahlo In The Windy City Of Chicago This Summer

If you’re an art aficionado, the summer of 2020 promises to be a season to remember. Frida Kahlo 2020, a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted exhibition hosting one of the largest private collections of original artworks by Frida Kahlo, is opening in Chicago between March and August 2020. Go on and satiate your soul with an art-filled summer.

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Custom Menus And Cocktails

A number of Glen Ellyn restaurants and bistros will be hosting Frida specialty menus and cocktails, including:

  • Santa Fe Restaurant, 426 N. Main Street, A Frida Flight of Tequila along with a traditional Mexican menu.
  • Nobel House, 419 N. Main Street, Braised pork tacos and Hibiscus & Citrus Mint Margaritas.
  • Two Hound Red Brewing Company, 486 Pennsylvania Avenue, A specialty brew, Dia De Los Muertos a Mexican style dark lager. Plus, a pre-fixed Frida Friday specialty themed menu.
  • Common Good Cocktail House, 560 Crescent Blvd, Featuring cocktails with an emphasis on lush vegetal and floral garnish and elements inspired by Frida Kahlo.
  • Reserve 22 Restaurant, 485 Winchell Way, Featuring “Frida’s Tacos” corn tortillas, roasted peppers, squash, tomatillo salsa, cotija cheese, scallions and shredded cabbage.
  • ko-ze Wine Room, 484 N. Main Street, Frida inspired wine by the glass.
  • , 496 N Main Street, “Frida Sangria”: an infusion of red wine with Reposado Tequila, Orange Liqueur and a twist of citrus plus Frida-inspired spirits available for sale by the bottle.
  • The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., is showcasing a Frida Tap Handle all summer long, featuring a rotating selection of beers that celebrate Fridas heritage.

Famed Artist And Cod Alumnus Tony Fitzpatrick Exhibition To Open In Museum At Cod In Glen Ellyn

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Tony Fitzpatricks The Scavenger Searching for Jesus of Western Avenue .

GLEN ELLYN The Cleve Carney Museum of Art on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn will open its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by world-renowned multimedia artist Tony Fitzpatrick of Chicago, who grew up in the western suburbs and attended COD.

Fitzpatrick works are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, and he also created album art for music icons including Lou Reed, Steve Earle and The Neville Brothers. Fitzpatrick is best known for his multimedia collages, printmaking, paintings and drawings.

While Tonys artwork is deeply influenced by the Chicago area, it is recognized around the world, Cleve Carney Museum of Art Curator Justin Witte stated in the release. Tony is one of the most well-known artists working in Chicago today, and we are thrilled to be able to feature him as we launch our first full season at Cleve Carney Museum of Art.

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue may be viewed from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The museum will be closed Nov. 25 and from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5. The exhibition additionally may be viewed one hour prior to McAninch Arts Center performances and during intermission. For more information, visit

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About The Frida Kahlo Timeless Exhibit

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage will host one of the largest private collections of original artworks by Frida Kahlo in a multifaceted exhibition entitled Frida Kahlo: Timeless. The exhibition, on view June 5 September 12, 2021, will be the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlos work displayed in the Chicago area in over 40 years. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 630.642.4000

College Of Dupage Approves $3 Million Expansion To Host Largest Frida Kahlo Exhibit In Chicago Area In 40 Years

Rendering of Cleve Carney Museum of Art at College of DuPage by Wight & Company

Carol Fox And Associates

The College of DuPage Board of Trustees has approved plans to significantly expand the college’s Cleve Carney Art Gallery and reopen as the Cleve Carney Art Museum. Board approval for the expansion aligns with the museum’s upcoming exhibition Frida Kahlo 2020, the most comprehensive presentation of Frida Kahlos work in the Chicago area since 1978. The 1,000-square-foot expansion is budgeted at $3 million and will transition the on-campus gallery into a museum space complete with museum-grade LED lighting system, security system and climate control system to maintain the standards of the American Alliance of Museums.

Current exterior of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, located on the campus of the College of DuPage in … Glen Ellyn, IL.

Cleve Carney Art Gallery

Along with logistical improvements like greater traffic flow , Witte views the art center’s expansion as an “upgrade to the level of a state-of-the-art museum facility” with more opportunities for large-scale shows and innovative programming. In regard to the inaugural Kahlo show, Witte states that the curatorial team is planning a “transformation of the entire art center that will include an outdoor poetry garden based on Kahlos writing and quotes” as well as “recreations of her famous garden.”

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Ballots Of Power: A Century Of Womens Suffrage

On Display: 2020-2021 Women gained the right to vote after decades of activism when the United States ratified the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920. In the 100 years since then, the women of DuPage County have used their power to vote in earnest, running for public office and advocating for change. Discover how DuPage women have influenced politics on the local, state, and national levels.

Robert J Miller Homeland Security Education Center

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Phase one of the Homeland Security Education Center was funded by the proceeds of the 2002 capital referendum and completed in 2011. It houses the Criminal Justice program, the Fire Science/EMS program, the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy and the COD police department.

The center has an Immersive Interior Training Lab, forensics and cybercrimes labs, an auditorium that doubles as a mock courtroom, a self-contained breathing apparatus lab, and a debriefing room.

The center also includes a Memorial to the in the form of several exhibits in its lobby with the centerpiece being a steel beam recovered from the towers.

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