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 | ANTHONY DOMINGUEZ and RONALD RAMSEY | January 20 - March 4, 2017

The Art of Anthony Dominguez

Ahead of the Wrecking Ball
Ronald Ramsey and the Preservation of Charleston

The Halsey Institute kicks of 2017 with a pair of exhibitions featuring the work of Anthony Dominguez and Ronald Ramsey. Anthony Dominguez was a philosophically uncompromising, intentionally homeless artist, an idiosyncratic figure on the margins of society and the art world, and a prolific creator who produced a staggering amount of work before his untimely death in 2014.  Ronald Ramsey has focused on meticulously documenting historical buildings—particularly those slated for demolition—in his native Charleston. This exhibition focuses on his unrelenting efforts to chronicle the very buildings that give his city its historic renown.


UPCOMING | 2017 Young Contemporaries | March 31 - April 29, 2017

32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Each spring, current College of Charleston students, and recent grads, are eligible to submit their work to be considered for the Young Contemporaries exhibition. This gives them an opportunity to have their work chosen by a nationally prominent juror and exhibit in a professional gallery setting. For the 2017 exhibition, visiting artist Josephine Halvorson has been chosen to select works.


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 2017