LOOKING TO SEE TOURS
THE LOOKING TO SEE program began in October 2010 to provide a structured guided tour program and educational outreach to the general public with a focus on our area's K-12 students, after-school programs and youth. The Halsey is dedicated to increasing accessibility and community engagement, especially for youth and K-12 students. The free tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced guides and can be adapted to different time lengths, group sizes, and ages. Lessons within the galleries can be easily customized to follow specific classroom course objectives as the Looking to See tour guides are well versed in exhibition content and eager to collaborate with educators. More that 1,400 students have explored the Halsey Institute’s exhibitions with Looking to See Tour guides!
The program is open to elementary, middle, and high schools, church groups and other interested organizations. In addition to the tours being free, bus parking has been arranged with the Charleston Museum at no charge. Travel subsidies to help defray the cost of a field trip to the Halsey Institute are available to schools/groups that demonstrate an economical or geographic disadvantage.
CONTACT Lizz Biswell by email or call 953-4422
Looking to See is generously supported by:
The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation
The Halsey Institute greatly appreciates the talents of Jeanette Guinn for the Now Hear This! audio tours. Currently, an Arts Management professor at the College of Charleston, Guinn is also a producer, writer and host of Arts Daily, which airs on public radio. Listen to Arts Daily here.
LOOKING TO SEE guided tours are available to any interested area school or organization. They are free of charge to all participants and led by trained, well-informed volunteers. Hands-on activities are available upon request. To book a tour, or if you would like to volunteer as a tour guide, simply contact Lizz Biswell by email or call 843-953-4422.
NOW HEAR THIS! QR code based audio tours are available to every gallery visitor free of charge. QR codes are placed throughout the exhibition. Simply scan the QR code with a QR code reading app like SCAN or Red Laser to hear insights from the curator and more information on the artist and their work. No smart device? No problem! The Halsey Institute has iPods available for check out at the attendant’s desk.
ARTIST LECTURES accompany each exhibition the Halsey Institute originates. Depending on the artist and their work, the lectures may take place within the exhibition in the form of a gallery walk-through with the artist and curator. All artist lectures are advertised on our website, the exhibition brochure and Facebook. Sign up for our mailing list to be kept up on all the HICA happenings!
FILM SCREENINGS are held in conjunction with the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Each year, we show 6 independent films, three in the fall and three in the spring. The subject matter of the films varies greatly, but the filmmaker is always in attendance for Q & A and a discussion and there is always a reception following the film. The films are show on Thursdays at 7:00pm. For the 2012-2013 season, the film screening dates are September 27, October 25, November 15, February 28, March 28 and April 25. Join the discussions and expand your horizons! For a description of the films, filmmakers and a link to the trailers, click here.