Cleve Carney Art Gallery Presents 'Vivian Maier: Exposed' Through Aug. 16

Vivian Maier exhibit opening

Guests enjoy the first viewings of photographs by Vivian Maier during the opening reception of "Vivian Maier: Exposed" at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. Click here for more images from the reception. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Aug. 16, and features a number of images by the late artist. Born in New York City in 1926, Vivian Maier spent her childhood in France before returning to New York in the late 1930s. Later, Maier moved to Chicago and worked as a nanny for nearly 40 years, a livelihood that supported her passion for photography. Maier produced more than 100,000 negatives during her life, but showed them to very few people. Her work remained unknown until its discovery in 2007, only one year after her death. Since then, Maier's photos have ignited passion and enthusiasm in photography buffs and art enthusiasts alike worldwide. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)