Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Thursday & Friday, 11am – 4pm
Behind the Veil: Member Tour with Dr. O
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Halsey Institute is excited to announce a brand new benefit of membership! Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow Halsey Institute members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6pm, Dr. Ade Ofunniyin, conjurer and cultural consultant, will allow viewers an opportunity to look behind the veil and discover deeper truths about the conjurer’s consciousness. Explore Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! This tour is for Halsey Institute members only.
Some people are born with a special gift that empowers them to see and feel things that others are not in touch with. They are sometimes referred to as caul children or children born with a veil over their eyes. Renée Stout’s work is borne out of this veiled seeing, a deep knowing of what others cannot see or feel in a passing encounter.
Ade Ofunniyin (Gullah conjuring consultant and interviewer) is a native Charlestonian. Also known as Dr. O, he has a BA in social science from Fordham University and a MA and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida. He is a cultural anthropologist and curator with a special interest in multiculturalism and diversity. Ofunniyin is the grandson of the renowned Charleston artisan blacksmith Philip Simmons.