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 NOW | 2016 YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES | April 1 – 30, 2016

31st 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 2016 exhibition, visiting artist Amanda Wojick has been chosen to select works.


UPCOMING | ERWIN REDL | May 20 – July 9, 2016


The title is a play on the famous phrase “irrational exuberance” used by former Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan, in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute during the Dot-com bubble of the 1990s.


FROM THE ARCHIVES | Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

Group Show
Force of Nature: Site Installations by Ten Japanese Artists

This unique exhibition was a grand collaboration between seven institutions in North and South Carolina and ten contemporary Japanese artists. The artists lived in the Carolinas for six-week residencies, creating work using natural materials or processes and were installed at their host institutions.

The comprehensive online exhibition offers analysis, hundreds of images, video and much more.


Community Partners 2015