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.

OPENING RECEPTION | Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna
Friday, August 25, 6:30pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us for the opening of Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory and Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna on Friday, August 25, at 6:30-8:00pm. Both exhibitions will be on view at the Halsey Institute August 25 – October 7. Admission to the galleries is free. The opening reception will be open to the public and include complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvre.

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ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH | Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna
Saturday, August 26, 2:00pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us on Saturday, August 26 at 2pm for an artist talk and gallery walkthrough with Riccarda de Eccher for her exhibition at the Halsey Institute Montagna.

Riccarda de Eccher’s sublime watercolors of mountain peaks offers a similar exploration of familiar images. In this case, her works evoke picturesque representations of snow-capped mountains from the Italian Alps. de Eccher’s watercolors offer a subversion of our current age in which the internet images to be vastly and readily shared, especially those that are hi-resolution and digitally retouched.

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ART/new york Film Screening and Q & A with director Paul Tschinkel
Wednesday, September 6 | 7:00pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

Since the 1970s, artist and filmmaker Paul Tschinkel has documented key players and happenings in the New York art world. His series, ART/new york, continues today, presenting in-depth interviews with artists and keen insights into their works. Among the artists he’s interviewed are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Robert Colescott.

For this screening, Tschinkel will present two early programs on well-known artists Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith with a Q&A to follow.

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“What happened to the American Scene? Realism since 1980,” a lecture by Robert Storr, Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence
Thursday, September 14, 7:00pm
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts

Robert Storr joins the Halsey Institute and the School of the Arts at the College as the 2017 Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence to discuss the state of realistic representation in painting over the past several decades. His talk will be held in the Simons Center Recital Hall on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00pm in coordination with the exhibition Marc Trujillo: American Purgatory.

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ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH | Marc Trujillo in conversation with Robert Storr, Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence
Saturday, September 16, 2:00pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us in the Halsey Institute galleries on Saturday, September 16 at 2pm for an artist talk with Marc Trujillo in conversation with Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence Robert Storr for Trujillo’s exhibition American Purgatory

The paintings of Marc Trujillo portray quotidian scenes: fast food restaurants, big box store aisles, the long terminal corridors of airports, and so on. The scenes are remarkably unremarkable. In their ubiquitous nature, the paintings present an anti-place: scenes that refer not to a specific place, but to uncannily similar tableaus that unfold everyday in communities across America.

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Halsey Talks: The landscape as art
Monday, September 18 | 6:30pm
Halsey Institute Galleries

Why are landscapes so prevalent in art?

Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Public Programs will lead a discussion on the concept of the landscape in art, how artists have approached them, and what it means to paint landscapes today.

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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

On the occasion of the exhibition Aurora Robson: The Tide is High as part of SEA CHANGE, the South Carolina Aquarium presents the lecture “The Tide is High: Where Art and Action Collide” by Aurora Robson. As an artist dealing with ecological issues and founder of Project Vortex, an international collaborative of artists who use upcycled plastic in their work, Robson continually blurs the line between art and activism. In this lecture, she will detail how these worlds converge in her artwork.

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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

Over the Moon is our 13th Annual Membership Celebration. Throughout the night, Members will enjoy live music, feast on hors d’oeuvres and spirits, and meet other art lovers, all while supporting the Halsey’s exhibition and educational programming.

Dance the night away with other Halsey Institute members. 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