Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Thursday & Friday, 11am – 4pm
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LOOKING TO SEE provides 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 by providing greater access to contemporary art, and the tours are 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 may have barriers for participation.

Due to the pandemic, we are offering virtual tour options and educational packets for our current and recent past exhibitions. Explore our educational packets here or reach out to us at HalseyTours@cofc.edu or calling (843) 953-5659. All groups and classes planning a trip to our galleries for self-guided tours MUST complete the Tour Reservation Request form.

Click here to complete our Tour Reservation Request form.

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, Tyler Blanton, Sandra Brett, Anne Janas, Gail Onken, Ruth Rambo, Kay Smith, Jess Spence, Kat Staff, Karen Thompson, Linnie Trettin, and Jan Welborn! We are currently taking applications for new tour guides.

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Dis/placements Response | Lonnie Holley

Mon Dec 21, 2020
Lonnie Holley is a wise and imaginative person. Not only is he recognized for his visual art, but he is also an experimental musician, both of which have allowed him to travel around the world. His creativity comes from struggle, hardship, furious curiosity, and ambition. Born in 1950 as the seventh of twenty-seven children, his early life was tumultuous. His mother gave him away to a burlesque dancer and he never experienced a real childhood. At the age of eleven, he was sent to the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children, a modern-day slave camp where Holley endured horrific treatment. “To some, there was no schooling,” he said. Holley states that he didn’t really know who he was until later as a teenager.
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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 our EVENTS page for all the upcoming artist lectures and additional exhibition programming.
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.
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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 our EVENTS page for all the upcoming artist lectures and additional exhibition programming.
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.
SEE AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS [+]

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

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