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ANNUAL MAY GIVING CAMPAIGN

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome to our annual May Giving Campaign! 

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to announce a month-long giving campaign. Now is a great time to support us with a donation or membership. 

In addition to our current membership benefits, we are offering major perks for everyone that participates during the month of May! 

Longtime Halsey supporter Susan Pearlstine will match all gifts up to $20,000 in May!  

All contributions directly support our programs including the upcoming exhibition Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. Comprised of 56 photographers’ visions of today’s New South, the exhibition will include 220 photographs. Southbound will be on view simultaneously at the Halsey Institute and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park from October 19, 2018 – March 2, 2019. A variety of public programs, interactive components, a video, and major catalogue will accompany the exhibition to make this the largest-scale project the Halsey Institute has undertaken. 


MAY GIVING PERKS


May 1 – 8: BOGO

Buy one membership and get one free at the same value! This allows members to renew their own memberships and give one as a gift.

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May 9 – 16: Free Upgrade *Extended through May 18*

Free upgrades for lower levels. Purchase a membership at the $40, $60, or $125 level and get automatically boosted to the level above. For example, sign up for a $125 Futurist membership, and receive the benefits of a $350 Postmodernist membership.

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Month of May: Dinner for Two

All donors are eligible to win an invitation to the VIP dinner at Garden & Gun Magazine’s headquarters in celebration of Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South on Saturday, October 20. You and a guest will enjoy dinner with artists, contributors, donors, and sponsors of the exhibition. Three names will be drawn!

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Month of May: Southbound Photograph

Beginning at the $500 level, you may select a limited-edition photograph created by artists in the Southbound exhibition. Four options (see below) are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

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SOUTHBOUND PHOTOGRAPH

by Langdon Clay

Horse Tomatoes
Sumner, MS, 2013
Archival pigment print
24″ x 30″

 

 

SOUTHBOUND PHOTOGRAPH

by Lucinda Bunnen

Dixie Dogs
South Georgia, 2014
Archival pigment print
12.75″ x 18.875″

 

 

SOUTHBOUND PHOTOGRAPH

by Rachel Boillot

28531, The Postmistress’s Daughter
Harker’s Island, NC, 2013
Archival pigment print
20″ x 24″

 

 

 

SOUTHBOUND PHOTOGRAPH

by Kevin Kline

Four on a bike, Piety Street
New Orleans, LA, 2010
Archival digital print
10.125 x 10.5″

 

ANNUAL MAY GIVING CAMPAIGN

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

HALSEY TALKS | Installation as art

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

What is installation art? Why have some artists forgone the self-contained objects that hang on a wall or stand on a pedestal for immersive creations, ones which the viewers must walk through?

As artist Ilya Kabakov once said, “The main actor in the total installation, the main centre toward which everything is addressed, for which everything is intended, is the viewer.”

With installations, artists create environments that require viewers to not only observe works of art but to become part of them. Using our exhibition “The Carrion Cheer, A Faunistic Tragedy” as a reference, we will also discuss the history of installation art, ranging from Allan Kaprow’s Happenings to the works of Judy Pfaff and Yayoi Kusama.

Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, they are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

HALSEY TALKS | Installation as art

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

FILM SCREENING | Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00PM
Auditorium, School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

Join us for a free film screening of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict on Tuesday, June 5, 7:00pm in the Auditorium of the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street.

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but who also helped to define it, Guggenheim was an heiress to her family’s fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the twentieth century, she collected not only art but also artists. Her colorful personal history was intertwined with the careers of such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of today’s most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. This film explores her impact on the art world and features input from several key contemporary artists and art-world luminaries.

 

FILM SCREENING | Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00PM
Auditorium, School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

A CONVERSATION and CATALOGUE SIGNING | Fahamu Pecou: Visible Man

Saturday, June 9, 2018
4:00 PM
School of Science and Mathematics Lecture Hall, 202 Calhoun Street

The Halsey Institute’s Fall 2016 artist Fahamu Pecou will be in conversation with Dr. Anthony Greene. Pecou’s work explores the state of Black existence – life and death – today. Dr. Greene is an Associate Professor with the African American Studies program and the Department of Sociology at the College of Charleston. He specializes in race-ethnic relations and cultural and ethnic identity. Pecou will also be signing copies of Visible Man, the catalogue published by the Halsey Institute for his exhibition DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, organized by in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos of Emory University at a reception at the Halsey Institute’s galleries.

The catalogue contains over 100 full-color images as well as scholarly essays by Amanda H. Hellman, Arturo Lindsay, Sean Meighoo, and Michael K. Wilson that critically examine Pecou’s work. Catalogues will be available for purchase at the event. Find out more about Visible Man here

 

A CONVERSATION and CATALOGUE SIGNING | Fahamu Pecou: Visible Man

Saturday, June 9, 2018
4:00 PM
School of Science and Mathematics Lecture Hall, 202 Calhoun Street

FAMILY DAY! | The Carrion Cheer, A Faunistic Tragedy

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for our first ever fun-filled family-friendly celebration of the current exhibition, The Carrion Cheer!

Each exhibition presented by the Halsey Institute is unique in that they engage multiple generations, just like a family! This event gives Halsey members a chance to get to know each other and to highlight how the exhibitions are relevant to the world where we all move & shake!

June 16th will serve as a microcosm of all of the best that the Halsey has to offer, providing opportunities for members of the Halsey family to make art together, to meet some new (animal) friends, and to take a wildly interactive tour! Several expert sponsors for this event will be sharing how they relate to the natural world and offer tools that the whole family can use.

Be sure to take a guided tour through the tents created by artists Böhler & Orendt, participate in demonstrations, check out our photo booth and have a good time together!

Join the Halsey to join the fun!

Thank you to our sponsors, presenters, and partners!

FAMILY DAY! | The Carrion Cheer, A Faunistic Tragedy

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
843.953.4422


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