exhibitionsThe Halsey Institute hosts between five and seven exhibitions per year, highlighting adventurous contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists of national stature. All exhibitions are accompanied by extensive educational programming. In addition, the Halsey Institute has maintained a strong international component over the years, bringing in artists from all over the world for residencies, lectures, and exhibitions.

UP NEXT | JUMAADI AND PICASSO | Oct 18 – Dec 6, 2014

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The Halsey Institute ends the 2014 season with two exhibitions including work by Jumaadi and Picasso. Jumaadi is our fall 2014 International Artist-in-Residence and will be creating a new body of work during his two-month residency. He works in multiple media with equal fluency – painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, and shadow puppets.

Alongside Jumaadi’s work, we’ll feature a largely unknown series by Picasso entitled Diurnes, organized by guest curator Dr. Diane Chalmers Johnson. Diurnes is a box decorated with color lithographs containing 30 original photograms made by a then-young unknown photographer, André Villers, under Picasso’s instigation to “play with” some paper cutouts he had done for his grandchildren shortly after Matisse’s death, in 1954.


FROM THE ARCHIVES | May 14 - June 15

Group Show
Hair On Fire

This group exhibition, curated by Mark Sloan, explores the rich and diverse history of human hair—from its importance in mythology, cultural anthropology, fashion, and folklore, to its metaphorical possibilities. Each artist creates works that are either made of hair, or relate to the subject.


Community Partners 2014