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.

Bizarre Bazaar
Saturday, August 8, 9AM - 2PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute is hosting it’s first ever art yard sale! Join us inside the Halsey Institute galleries for a day of fun, music, and art! We will have a range of art objects, books, posters, paintings, oddments and curiosa from hosting and staging 30 plus years of exhibitions. Prices range from $5.00 to $5,000 and bartering and haggling will be encouraged.

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HI HARMONY: A Free Community Concert
Sunday, August 16, 6-9PM
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street

A very special and very free concert is happening at the Charleston Music Hall on August 16th, when more than fifty of Charleston’s most active musicians from a variety of genres will share the bill in the spirit of celebrating and cultivating community through music. The unique format will feature six sets spanning Hip Hop, Folk, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Spoken Word, and Gospel, each arranged by a different Musical Director.

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PRIVATE EXHIBITION PREVIEW RECEPTION FOR DONORS AND SPONSORS
Friday, August 21, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley. The exhibition will be on view at the Halsey Institute August 22 – October 10, 2015. There will be a private reception for Conceptualist Members (and above), exhibition sponsors and donors on Friday, August 21 from 5:30 – 6:30PM before the public reception from 6:30 – 8pm.

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR LONNIE HOLLEY
Friday, August 21, 6:30 - 8PM
Halsey Institute

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley. The exhibition will be on view at the Halsey Institute August 22 – October 10, 2015. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception on Friday, August 21, 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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GALLERY TALK WITH LONNIE HOLLEY AND EXHIBITION CURATOR, MARK SLOAN
Saturday, August 22, 1PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has organized a multi-faceted showcase of American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. The comprehensive project features a residency, exhibition, video, concert, and monographic catalogue. This exhibition is Holley’s first solo museum exhibition since 1994. A gallery walk-through with the artist and Halsey Institute director and chief curator, Mark Sloan, will be held within the Halsey Institute’s galleries on Saturday, August 22, 1PM.

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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
Chapel Theatre

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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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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Community Partners 2015