The 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 | Young Contemporaries | April 4 - May 2, 2015

Annual Student Exhibition

Each spring, current College of Charleston students are eligible to submit their recent work to the Young Contemporaries, giving them an opportunity to have their work chosen by a nationally prominent juror and exhibit in a professional gallery setting. For the 2015 Young Contemporaries exhibition, visiting artist, Lawren Alice, has been chosen to select the student works.


upcoming | Alyson Shotz | May 22 - July 11, 2015

Alyson Shotz
Force of Nature

This eponymous exhibition features new and recent work by Alyson Shotz, a Brooklyn-based abstract artist who creates monumental sculptures, photo-collages, and installations. Her practice examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass, and space. Shotz bridges disciplines in her work, drawing on scientific methods, mathematical principles, and literature, among other fields.


upcoming | Something to Take My Place / The Art of Lonnie Holley | August 22 – October 10, 2015

Something to Take My Place
The Art of Lonnie Holley

Something to Take My Place / The Art of Lonnie Holley features a selection of the artist’s assemblage works from the early 1990s, with an emphasis on recent work. Lonnie Holley will be creating works on site and the exhibition will feature a selection of 35-40 works on loan from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Lonnie Holley incorporates natural and man-made objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events.


Community Partners 2015