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.

Current | The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns | May 22 - July 12, 2014

Shepard Fairey

Jasper Johns

The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns features new work by Shepard Fairey and a survey of prints made between 1982 and 2012 by Jasper Johns at Universal Limited Art Editions. Both Fairey and Johns recycle graphic elements in the works they produce and in each case these repeated fragments gain new meaning through fresh juxtapositions and associations. Additionally, both artists have the capacity to transform the quotidian into the iconic. Each artist will occupy a separate gallery space, and no attempt is made at comparing their works. Rather, this exhibition demonstrates the power of this strategy of image repetition in the works of these two distinguished American artists.


UP NEXT | Yaakov Israel: The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey | August 22 - October 5, 2014

Curated by Director & Senior Curator Mark Sloan, the exhibition consists of 42 images, printed in various sizes. Though his work has been shown widely in exhibitions throughout Europe, this will be Yaakov Israel’s first exhibition in the US.


FROM THE ARCHIVES | Sept. - Oct.. 2002

Simon Norfolk
Palimpsest Afghanistan

Clay Stewart

This exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001. In the aftermath, the sentiment expressed by many Americans was to bomb Afghanistan “back to the Stone Age”—a sentiment that could not have been more ironic, given the fact that the Soviets had already leveled much of the country’s infrastructure in the 1980′s. But before 9-11, most Americans had little understanding of the country of Afghanistan or its people. Since then, our country’s and the world’s attention has been focused on this forgotten corner of the globe.


Community Partners 2014