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 the calendar of events here.

LECTURE AND GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH FAHAMU PECOU
Saturday, August 27, 2PM
Recital Hall & Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Fahamu Pecou on Saturday, August 27. The event begins with a slide talk at 2pm in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts located at 54 St. Philip Street on the College of Charleston campus. We will then walk down the hall to view Pecou’s exhibition within the Halsey Institute galleries.

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interSessions: The Art X Hip-Hop Dialogues™
Friday, September 9, 7 PM
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

Fahamu Pecou will host an installment of interSessions™ his series of curated conversations between figures from the arts and the hip-hop community. This session will feature Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, an American hip-hop recording artist and activist, and Dr. Arturo Lindsay, an artist and scholar who conducts ethnographic research on African spiritual and aesthetic retentions in contemporary American cultures

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DEBORAH LUSTER | SEPTEMBER 27 MEET THE MAKER
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm. Artist presentation begins at 6pm.

Deborah Luster is best known for the series, One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, which she undertook in 1998 with poet C. D. Wright. This collection of photographic portraits portrays prisoners from three Louisiana prisons including the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. In her 2003 monograph (One Big Self, Twin Palms Publishing), she writes, “I chose to photograph each person as they presented their very own selves before my camera on the chance that I might be fortunate enough to contact, as poet Jack Gilbert writes ‘their hearts in their marvelous cases.’ These portraits—painstakingly printed on 5 x 4 inch sheets of black aluminum—are individualistic, diverse and emotionally compelling. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, and other notable public and private collections. One Big Self was shown at the Halsey Institute in 2007. A recent project, Tooth for an Eye: A Choreography of Violence in Orleans Parish (Twin Palms Publishing, 2011) is a photographic archive documenting contemporary and historical homicide sites in New Orleans, the homicide capital of the United States. The result is an exploration of the dizzyingly empty space at the core of violence. Luster approaches this invisible, excised population obliquely, with haunting, unpopulated photographs that seem to exist outside of time, simultaneously distant and chillingly close.

Deborah Luster will be participating in Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South at the Halsey Institute in Fall 2017. She will be showing works from the series Passion Play which features prison actors in home-made costumes dressed as Biblical figures.

 

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MEMBERS-ONLY CURATOR-LED TOUR
Thursday, October 6, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff 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 Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, ResistanceExplore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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

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FILM SCREENING – ALMOST THERE
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show.

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SARA ANGELUCCI: LECTURE AND GALLERY WALK-THROUGH
Thursday, October 27, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Sara Angelucci on Thursday, October 27, 6PM. 

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PETER EUDENBACH: LECTURE, GALLERY WALK-THROUGH AND CLOSING PARTY
Friday, December 9, 6PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk, gallery walk-through and closing reception with exhibiting artist Peter Eudenbach on Friday, December 9, 6PM. 

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