Chesapeake Gallery

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College features contemporary art by emerging and established artists as well as HCC faculty and students.

Located in the Student Center, the Chesapeake Gallery is the only exhibition space of its kind between Baltimore and Newark. It serves as a vital educational link between the community and the practice of art and design in the region.

This is Who We Are

Jeff Ball, Curator
Jaime Schultz, Assistant Curator
Brad Blair, Gallery Coordinator

"This is Who We Are" is a new exhibit coming to the Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College opening Wednesday, June 1. The show looks at the ways we image ourselves through a mixture of formal painted portraits with the changing methods of photography. The works in the exhibit are from a private collection, and include traditional and modernist painted portraits from the 19th and 20th centuries that mingle with examples of various popular photographic methods over the same periods, including Daguerreotypes, tintypes, carte de visites, and paper-based snapshots.

The mixture of these different portrait types is intended to raise questions about the construction of identity through the ways we are reflected through external viewpoints. In what ways are portraits an image of ourselves, and how much of ourselves is a reflection of our portraits? The mixture of high and low, large and small, and the common and the rare that is reflected in the variety of media in the show is meant to spur such questions in the viewer.

Hours of Operation

Monday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Brad Blair
Gallery Coordinator



Upcoming Shows:

Fall Exhibition
Sept. 26 - Oct. 31, 2016