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WELCOME! Each semester HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs offers free, educational opportunities for community members, students, faculty, and administration to engage in art exhibitions, lectures, and events which strengthen our learning neighborhood and collective identity.

We hope to see you on the 6th Floor of the Gabert Library.

Michelle Vitale
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Cultural Affairs
Director of Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery




The mission of the Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs is to provide supplementary programs to stimulate awareness of the arts and foster creativity.

We strive to complement the efforts of HCCC with cultural events, community programs, and educational initiatives. Our goal is to transcend the understanding of visual and performing arts by closing the distance between the experience of art and everyday life in the community we serve.




In 2015, the College’s President, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, established a Cultural Affairs Task Force comprising involved members of the community, as well as HCCC Trustees, Foundation Board Directors, educators and scholars.

The result is a full calendar of arts programs and events each semester, free of cost, and are held on the College’s Journal Square and North Hudson campuses. Please see below to view this season's offerings.




At its October 2013 meeting, the Hudson County Community College Board of Trustees affirmed resolutions to accept a historic gift of more than 400 works of art from the personal collection of Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull.

The Board also voted to name the gallery space in the College’s Gabert Library Building in honor of the couple.

Cultural Affairs Spring 2023

Welcome to the Spring 2023 Programs and Exhibitions at the Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery!

All gallery visits and program participation require an RSVP to mvitaleFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE. Gallery visits are by appointment only with hours between 12 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The gallery follows all HCCC Covid policies and procedures. Kindly continue to wear a mask while in the gallery and remember to social distance.

Find Dineen Hull Gallery on Facebook for post-event viewing, class information, and more.

View Exhibitions here.

For more information, email: mvitaleFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Past Exhibitions and Programs

Cultural Programs 2023-2024

  DOCA Spring 2023 Exhibitions   DOCA Spring 2023 Exhibitions  
  Contemporary Peacemakers - Waves of Change   Feel the Love with Karma Featuring Shehdaat  
  Food for Thought: Goya   Event Design by Teresa  

North Hudson Campus

  Cosmic Spatial Reasoning   Cosmic Spatial Reasoning  
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Contact Information

Office of Cultural Affairs & HCCC Art Galleries
Gabert Library
71 Sip Ave – 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4176

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Friday
11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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