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GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays

HALSEY TALKS | Arts and Craft

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

In the revered halls of art museums around the world, high art forms are usually confined to specific media: oil on canvas, marble, bronze, and so on. But are these the only materials that we consider to be fine art? Recently, curators and arts institutions have been paying more attention to other media, including textiles, collage, and ceramics.

What does this shift say about the nature of art? Is art dependent on what it is made of? Is there a distinction between so-called fine art and what we consider crafts?


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 | Arts and Craft

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

MEMBERSHIP MORNING | Inside/Out and The Raw Materials of Escape

Friday, January 31, 2020
9:00 AM
Halsey Institute galleries

Join the Halsey Institute’s curators and your fellow members for a casual morning of coffee and conversation sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee in Charleston. This event is open to all levels of membership. To learn more about Halsey Institute membership, click here!


Inside/Out is an exhibition of work by Butch Anthony of Seale, Alabama. The exhibition will consist of new images, assemblages, and installations created specifically for our galleries. As a multi-faceted self-taught artist, Anthony creates works that investigate and appropriate images from the American vernacular. Inside/Out brings together several of Anthony’s creative explorations over the past few years. Singular portraits, assemblage objects, and installations combine to create a working model of the inside of Anthony’s mind.

Coulter Fussell’s early-developed artsview perceives craft and other arts as indistinguishable from one another. Painting, sculpture, and textile work are one solitary entity in her mind. From youth, the combination developed into an unintentional mash-up, resulting in quilts and textile works that defy expectations of the medium. Fussell relies on the no-holds-barred nature of contemporary painting rules to free her compositions from the constraints of pattern. In turn, she simultaneously relies on the strict discipline of traditional craftwork to act as a self-editing tool.

MEMBERSHIP MORNING | Inside/Out and The Raw Materials of Escape

Friday, January 31, 2020
9:00 AM
Halsey Institute galleries

FAMILY DAY! | Inside/Out and The Raw Materials of Escape

Sunday, February 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries + Hill Exhibition Gallery

Join the Halsey Institute staff and tour guides for a fun-filled family-friendly celebration of Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape. Enjoy guided tours, art activities with Cookie Washington, a peek into the Charleston Museum‘s collections, and refreshments. 

Halsey Institute members receive free admission to Family Day! events. All non-member families must pay $5 admission. To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain/ or call (843) 953-5652.

FAMILY DAY! | Inside/Out and The Raw Materials of Escape

Sunday, February 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries + Hill Exhibition Gallery

FILM SCREENING | The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 PM
CofC School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art staff for a screening of the 2002 film The Quilts of Gee’s Bend and Q&A with one of the filmmakers, Matt Arnett. Free admission!


This documentary helps brings to light the brilliant, bold, and dynamic quilts created by a group of women who live in the isolated, African American hamlet of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. These women have been producing quilt masterpieces for over a century. The quilts are from the William Arnett Collection of the Tinwood Alliance.

“The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” was commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to accompany the major exhibition of the same name. Set in the quiltmakers’ homes and yards, and told through the women’s voices, this music-filled documentary introduces the art and fascinating living history of a uniquely American community.

Image:
Lucy Mingo, Pieced Quilt
c. 1979, Gee’s Bend, Alabama

FILM SCREENING | The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 PM
CofC School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

CURATOR-LED TOUR | Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape

Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00 PM, curators Bryan Granger and Katie Hirsch will lead Halsey Institute members on a guided tour of Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape.

Explore 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/sustain/ or call (843) 953-5652.

CURATOR-LED TOUR | Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape

Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

HALSEY TALKS | Art and Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Nowadays, it’s common to hear forecasts of robots replacing human labor. As they’ve already done on assembly lines for cars and other products, robots may soon take over other jobs, like driving trucks, making omelettes, and acting as personal assistants. But what about art? Will robots replace the role of the artist?

As artists have been exploring the realm and limitations of artificial intelligence for decades, we will use examples to investigate how artificial intelligence functions within art.  


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 | Art and Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6:30 PM
Halsey Institute galleries
Free For All
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