ABOUT OUR EVENTS

The Halsey Institute produces several types of events throughout the year. These include an exciting mix of artist and curator lectures series, panel lectures, film screenings, concerts and exhibition openings. Most of our events are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Download a PDF of the calendar here.

Artist Lecture with Kathleen Robbins
Fri, Aug 22, 5:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Kathleen Robbins on Friday, August 22 at 5:30pm in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus.

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Opening Reception for Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland and Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey
Fri, Aug 22, 6:30 – 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland and Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey open on Friday, August 22. A reception from 6:30pm to 8pm will be open to the public and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox. The exhibition is on display through October 4, 2014.

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Gallery walk-through with Kathleen Robbins
Sat, Aug 23, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

A gallery walk-through with the artist Kathleen Robbins will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Saturday, August 23, 2PM.

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Film Screening, Everybody Street
Thurs, Sept 4, 7pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York City’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

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Artist Talk and Reception with Yaakov Israel
Tues, Sept 9, 7PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Yaakov Israel on Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm in the Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus. A reception within the Halsey Institute galleries will follow the lecture.

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Members-only Curator-led Tour
Thurs, Oct 2, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, director and senior curator Mark Sloan will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Kathleen Robbins: Into the Flatland and Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Artist Lecture with Jumaadi
Fri, Oct 17, 5:30PM
Room 309, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by exhibiting artist Jumaadi on Friday, October 17 at 5:30pm in Room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus.

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Opening Reception for Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not and Unknown Picassos: Diurnes
Fri, Oct 17, 6:30 – 8PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not and Unknown Picassos: Diurnes open on Friday, October 17. A reception from 6:30pm to 8pm will be open to the public and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox. The exhibition is on display through December 6, 2014.

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GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH Jumaadi
Sat, Oct 18, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

A gallery walk-through with the artist Jumaadi will be held within the Halsey’s galleries on Saturday, October 18, 2PM.

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Curator Led Tour of Unknown Picassos: Diurnes with Dr. Diane Johnson
Thurs, Oct 30, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute fans for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, guest curator Dr. Diane Johnson will lead guests on a guided tour of Unknown Picassos: Diurnes. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers!

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Film Screening, Watermark
Wed, Nov 5, 7pm
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, downtown Charleston

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe examining our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it, and the consequences of that use. Tickets are $5. To purchase a seat, visit www.CharlestonMusicHall.com

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Shadow Puppet–making workshop with visiting artist Jumaadi
Sat, Nov 8, 8AM
Marion Square, Charleston Farmers Market

Join students from the Academic Magnet High School, artist in residence Jumaadi, Charleston-born puppeteer Geoffrey Cormier, and the Halsey Institute Staff for a fun and informative Saturday morning at the Charleston Farmers’ Market. The AMHS student will share their newly learned knowledge with Charleston’s residents, teaching them about the art of shadow puppetry and helping guests to create their own puppets.

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Moonshadow, Annual Membership Celebration
Fri, Nov 14, 7 – 10pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Moonshadow, the Halsey Institute’s 10th Annual Membership Celebration, offers an opportunity for current Halsey Institute Members, potential Members and visual arts enthusiasts to show their support for the Halsey Institute’s continuing efforts to provide innovative contemporary art programs to the Charleston community. Throughout the night, Members will feast on heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits, have their portrait made on the signature Moon backdrop, and enjoy live music and shadow-puppet theater by Geoffrey Cormier with special guest artist Jumaadi.

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Artist in Conversation with Mark Sloan and Jonathan Green
Sat, Nov 23, 2PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St.

Halsey Institute Director and Chief Curator Mark Sloan will interview artist Jonathan Green about his childhood, artistic practice, and current large-scale undertaking, The Rice Project. The audience is invited to a reception in Green’s honor immediately following the interview.

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Members-only Curator-led Tour
Thurs, Dec 4, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, director and chief curator Mark Sloan will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Jumaadi: forgive me not to miss you not and Unknown Picassos: Diurnes. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Community Partners 2014