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.

View our Fall 2017 Program here.

Lowcountry Giving Day
Tuesday, September 19
Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne Street

The Halsey Institute is excited to be a part of this year’s Lowcountry Giving Day Event, as we seek to raise awareness of local nonprofits’ missions during the largest gathering of nonprofits in the history of the City of Charleston! 

In addition to a fun event at the Joe Riley Stadium which includes 140 non-profit organization booths, comedy, music, and food, Lowcountry Giving Day seeks to engage our local community with the nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to enhance the quality of life for all our city’s residents. 

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CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS | Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna
Thursday, October 5, 6:00pm | For all members
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, we will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: MontagnaExplore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/ or call (843) 953-4422.

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OPENING RECEPTION | SEA CHANGE
Friday, October 20, 6:30-8:00pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us for the kickoff of SEA CHANGE as we host an opening reception for the exhibitions Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway. The opening reception takes place on Friday, October 20, 6:30-8:00pm at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and it is free and open to the public. Enjoy food provided by Whole Foods Market and refreshments care of ICE BOX.

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ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH | Aurora Robson: The Tide is High
Saturday, October 21, 2:00pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2:00pm for an artist talk and gallery walkthrough with Aurora Robson. Learn more about her exhibition The Tide is High.

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The Tide is High: When Art and Action Collide
Monday, October 23, 6:30pm
South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf

Can one man’s trash be another’s treasure? Find out for yourself at this expert-led discussion geared toward adults in a relaxed social environment. Activist artist Aurora Robson focuses on intercepting the waste stream and changing the conversation around plastic pollution. With an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans today, Robson demonstrates how to reuse plastic in sculpture form with Wave, a breathtaking “ring of fire” made from recovered Tide detergent bottles.

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Encounter with the Albatross: An evening with Chris Jordan
Tuesday, October 24, 7:00pm
Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston

In connection with his exhibition Midway, artist and filmmaker Chris Jordan will give a public lecture at the Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston. In this lecture, Jordan will describe his voyages to the Midway Atoll, a remote island in the Pacific Ocean where he has documented the plight of native albatrosses who are affected by ocean plastic.

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FILM PREMIERE | ALBATROSS: A love story for our time from the heart of the Pacific
Wednesday, October 25, 7:00pm
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street

A documentary film by Chris Jordan, ALBATROSS will have its theatrical premiere in Charleston in conjunction with Jordan’s exhibition Midway at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. In the film, Jordan presents his trips to Midway Atoll, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean that receives very little human contact. Despite its isolation from the rest of the world, Midway sits amid the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling vortex of plastic waste carried via currents from all around the world.

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OVER THE MOON, 13th ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CELEBRATION
Friday, November 10, 2017
Halsey Institute Galleries

Come dance the night away with your fellow Halsey Members at an evening of live music by Lindsay Holler & Friends, food provided by various restaurants, an open bar, and the famous Moon photo booth. Keep your eyes on the stars for coming announcements of the various local restaurants serving up delicious delicacies throughout the night and this year’s magical entertainment!

To attend the event, join or renew your membership online or call us at 843-953-5652. Membership levels begin at $40; $15 for students.

All members are welcome.

Our members support the Halsey Institute’s groundbreaking exhibition and educational programming, which has become a vital part of the Charleston community.

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A lecture by Sabra Moore
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00pm
Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309

Artist and activist Sabra Moore will speak on her decades of involvement in the women’s art movement in New York City. Moore was a member of the influential feminist activist group Heresies Collective and president of the NYC chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She was involved in organizing and curating some of the earliest large-scale exhibitions of women artists in New York City, and she played a key role in organizing the famed 1984 demonstration against MoMA in protest of their exclusion of women artists. Moore recounts this period in her life in her recently published book, Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970–1992 (New Village Press).

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CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS | Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan Midway
Thursday, December 7, 6:00pm | For all members
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, we will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway. Explore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members.

To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/ or call (843) 953-4422.

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Community Partners 2017