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.

Lonnie Holley at the Charleston Farmers Market
Saturday, September 12, 9am – 12pm
Marion Square, 329 Meeting Street

Lonnie Holley will talk with visitors and lead them in creating small assemblage works from found objects gathered from the city. Participants can bring their own materials to work with or use some provided. All ages are welcome!

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GALLERY WALK-THROUGH WITH SCHOLARS AND CATALOGUE ESSAYISTS
Saturday, September 12, 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Leslie Umberger, Bernard L. Herman, and Theodore Rosengarten will walk through the exhibition entitled, Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley, and discuss their varied approaches and impressions of his works. This event is free and open to the public.

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LONNIE HOLLEY IN CONCERT AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
Saturday, September 12, Doors Open: 7PM | Show Starts: 8PM
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street

In addition to Lonnie Holley’s exhibition inside of the Halsey Institute galleries, he will be performing at the Charleston Music Hall with cellist Ben Sollee and multi-instrumentalist Infinitikiss.   

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FILM SCREENING | Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
Thursday, September 24, 7PM
Auditorium, School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St

Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck pulls back the curtain on one of the United States’s most accomplished and original yet least-known working artists. A master sculptor, carver, and painter, David Beck works in a fantastical genre all his own, creating intricate worlds, alive with observations of the world we know.

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MEMBERS-ONLY WALK-THROUGH WITH EXHIBITION CURATOR, MARK SLOAN
Thursday, October 1, 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 Something to Take my Place, The Art of Lonnie Holley. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Patron Preview Reception for Jiha Moon & Susan Klein
Friday, October 23, from 5:30 – 6:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibitions Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here and Susan Klein: shadow things. The exhibitions will be on view at the Halsey Institute October 24 – December 5, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, October 23, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox. There will be a reception for Conceptualist Members (and above), exhibition sponsors and donors on Friday, October 23, from 5:30 – 6:30PM.

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Public Opening Reception for Jiha Moon & Susan Klein
Friday, October 23, 6:30 – 7PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibitions Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here and Susan Klein: shadow things. The exhibitions will be on view at the Halsey Institute October 24 – December 5, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, October 23, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Whole Foods and Icebox.

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Artist Talk and Gallery Walk-through with Jiha Moon
Saturday, October 24, 2pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center & the Halsey Institute galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Jiha Moon on Saturday, Otober 24. 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 Moon’s exhibition within the galleries.

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Film Screening | A Spiral of Film History
Thursday, November 5, 8pm
Auditorium, School of Science and Math, 202 Calhoun St.

A Spiral of Film History, presented by filmmaker and film historian Tom Whiteside, is a fresh look at old movies. The Odessa Steps sequence from Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin gets a filtered double projector treatment in Riffs on Potemkin. Landmark films that might be familiar, such as Lumiere’s Workers Leaving the Factory, are shown in a new light. From “orphan” films by the great See Yourself in the Movies filmmaker H. Lee Waters to “bastard” films such as cigarette commercials (banned from the airwaves since 1972) to avant-garde classics by Brakhage and Duchamp, this idiosyncratic view of cinema covers more than 100 years of film history. What is old becomes new again. Projection in 16mm film and video.

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Moonshine, 11th Annual Membership Celebration
Friday, November 13, 7-10pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Whole Foods Market proudly presents Moonshine! This event 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.

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Artist Talk and Gallery Walk-through with Susan Klein
Saturday, November 21, 2pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center & the Halsey Institute galleries

The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk and gallery walk-through with exhibiting artist Susan Klein on Saturday, November 21. 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 Klein’s exhibition within the galleries.

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MEMBERS-ONLY WALK-THROUGH WITH EXHIBITION CURATOR, MARK SLOAN
Thursday, December 3, 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 Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here and Susan Klein: shadow things. Explore the exhibitions, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.

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Community Partners 2015