Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
LEARN
LOOKING TO SEE is a program providing structured guided tours and educational outreach to the general public, with a focus on K-12 schools, after-school programs, and community organizations. The Halsey is committed to increasing community engagement while providing greater access to contemporary art, and the program is open to all interested groups and schools FREE of charge. The Halsey also offers travel subsidies, the Bus on Us initiative, to schools/groups that demonstrate an economic or geographic disadvantage. These subsidies are supported by the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.

Tours are led by experienced guides and can be adapted to follow specific content or course objectives as well as geared towards any age. Our discussion-based tours help students learn how to look closely, think critically, and engage with concepts and ideas related to art and their personal experiences. Through group conversations students learn about the objects in the exhibition and also gain an understanding of the context for the work and related themes and ideas.

Students who attend a field trip to an art museum demonstrate improved critical thinking skills, historical empathy, and tolerance. (Education Next, "The Educational Value of Field Trips," 2014)

The Looking to See program would not be possible without the talent and hard work of our dedicated tour guides. Thank you Diane Aghapour, Tyler Blanton, Sandra Brett, Shannon Donohue, Anne Janas, School of the Arts Dean Valerie Morris, Ruth Rambo, Karen Thompson, and Jan Welborn! We are currently taking applications for new tour guides.

Request a tour or apply to be a tour guide by contacting Lizz Biswell at BiswellL@cofc.edu or call (843) 953 5957.

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Artists and plastics

Fri Nov 17, 2017
Now exhibiting at the Halsey Institute is Aurora Robson: The Tide is High and Chris Jordan: Midway. Aurora Robson uses pre-recycled plastics to create large scale sculptures and installations. Robson’s art prevents plastic entering into the waste stream because they are being repurposed into artwork. Her work has an organic aesthetic that further connects her projects to nature. Chris Jordan’s art concentrates on displaying the consequences of mass consumption and plastic waste through photography and collage. Jordan’s work is confronting and sets the stage for conversation about how humans are affecting the planet. Plastic pollution is a growing global crisis and both Robson and Jordan create visual forms to voice their environmental concerns.
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PROGRAMS/RESOURCES

ARTIST LECTURES accompany each exhibition the Halsey Institute originates. When possible, the lectures take place within the exhibition in the form of a gallery walk-through with the artist and curator. Check out all upcoming artist lectures and additional exhibition programming here.
FILM SCREENINGS are scheduled throughout the year and are free and open to the public. We show independent films, and the subject matter varies greatly, but the filmmaker is often in attendance for Q & A and discussion. Check our film page for information on upcoming films.
BIBLIOTECA is the Halsey Institute reference library that is open to the public for browsing. Biblioteca contains exhibition catalogues, art history books, artist monographs, rare books and books on uncommon topics. This is a non-lending library that offers a cornucopia of inspiration for those interested in visual culture.
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EDUCATIONAL BROCHURES are often created to accompany our exhibitions to assist visitors in their understanding and appreciation of the artist's works on view. We've made these guides available online so you can revisit all your favorite past exhibitions and continue to learn about our shows. These brochures are supported by the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
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PROGRAMS/RESOURCES

ARTIST LECTURES accompany each exhibition the Halsey Institute originates. When possible, the lectures take place within the exhibition in the form of a gallery walk-through with the artist and curator. Check out all upcoming artist lectures and additional exhibition programming here.
FILM SCREENINGS are scheduled throughout the year and are free and open to the public. We show independent films, and the subject matter varies greatly, but the filmmaker is often in attendance for Q & A and discussion. Check our film page for information on upcoming films.
BIBLIOTECA is the Halsey Institute reference library that is open to the public for browsing. Biblioteca contains exhibition catalogues, art history books, artist monographs, rare books and books on uncommon topics. This is a non-lending library that offers a cornucopia of inspiration for those interested in visual culture.
LEARN MORE [+]
EDUCATIONAL BROCHURES are often created to accompany our exhibitions to assist visitors in their understanding and appreciation of the artist's works on view. We've made these guides available online so you can revisit all your favorite past exhibitions and continue to learn about our shows. These brochures are supported by the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
SEE AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS [+]

Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
843.953.4422


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