H&F Fine Arts: A.B. Miner gets all up in your face in “Chimera,” an exhibition of claustrophobic portraits (pictured is going…) that create “an unwelcome proximity that transfers the artist’s discomfort to the viewer.” The reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6; the exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, to Saturday, Aug. 4, at H&F Fine Arts, 3311 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. Free. (301) 887-0080.

Conner Contemporary Art: School is out in Conner’s “Academy 2007,” an “annual invitational survey dedicated to outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of Washington/Baltimore area college art programs.” The reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6; the exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, Aug. 18, at Conner Contemporary Art, 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd Floor. Free. (202) 588-8750.

Hillyer Art Space: Monica Tinker crosses several lines in “Out of [b]Order,” a “three dimensional sketchbook” of mixed-media works “where the meanderings of a thought are realized in drawings, sculpture, and text.” The reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6; the exhibition is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, to Friday, Aug. 30, at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court NW, 1st Floor. Free. (202) 338-0680.