Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
GIVE TO WHAT YOU LOVE

Support contemporary art in Charleston by through a gift to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art!

Your support helps us serve the community at large in bringing world-class exhibitions and innovative programs for all ages and keeps admission free.

EXHIBITION SUPPORT [+]

Help the Halsey Institute bring inspiring artists from around the world to Charleston to create innovative contemporary art exhibitions!

The Halsey Institute is the only organization in Charleston that consistently highlights national and international contemporary art by emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artist. We select artists whose works have the capacity to astonish. Our exhibitions have the reputation for introducing artists early in their creative lives, many of whom go on to become contemporary art mainstays.

At least once a year, the Halsey Institute hosts an artist-in-residence for weeks or months at a time. The purpose is to provide the artists with a unique opportunity to produce new work, which will be exhibited at the Halsey Institute. Past artists-in-residence include Long-Bin Chen, Tiebena Dagnogo, Eames Demetrios, Jumaadi, Htein Lin, Rikuo Ueda, and Motoi Yamamoto, among others.

With an international focus and multidisciplinary approach, we inspire and enrich the lives of all who participate–acting as a vital cultural resource for the city of Charleston, the state of South Carolina, and the region.

Learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions here!

ART EDUCATION SUPPORT [+]

Invest in our Looking to See program and enrich the lives of children and youth in the Lowcountry with adventurous contemporary art. We offer free guided exhibition tours to K-12 students and provide free bus transportation to any school that asks.

The Looking to See educational program at the Halsey Institute enriches the lives of our visitors by illuminating contemporary art, demonstrating how we produce exhibitions, and showing them the cultural significance of contemporary art as it relates to the world and ourselves. The program is geared towards K-12 schools, afterschool programs, summer camps, and community groups, and it builds on a combination of educational material, guided tours, and art-focused activities. Our educational tours are tailor-made to visiting groups. To complement the tours, we provide an educational blog and an educational website with resources for the classroom. Our program also includes activities that further connect the visitors to the exhibition, such as creative writing, art-making, and more. In addition to the free tours, we also offer travel subsidies through our Bus on Us initiative for those schools and organizations that could otherwise not afford to visit our galleries, such as those located in rural or high-poverty areas.

Many of the children we work with have never been to an art museum or college campus before. Through our educational program, they are introduced to the visual arts in a way that reduces elitist perceptions of arts institutions and encourages them to engage with the arts in the future.

Make a difference in our Lowcountry community by donating to our Looking to See program!

COMMUNITY PROGRAM SUPPORT [+]

The Halsey Institute produces extensive public programming with each exhibition. Invest in our free lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and artist talks aimed at stimulating community conversations about the most pressing topics of our time!

Our exhibitions are accompanied by extensive public programming including lectures, panel discussions, symposia, screenings, and other special events which are all free of charge. Through the exhibitions and programming we present, we aim to stimulate community conversations surrounding the most pressing topics of our time, such as environmental protection, social justice, racial equity, education, and more. Our events have become the focal point and gathering place for those interested in contemporary art or curious about provocative ideas. The Halsey Institute strives to be a catalyst for a critical social discourse and social change in Charleston, South Carolina, and the southeast region.

Want to invest in the Halsey Institute’s programming? Have a question about your gift? Reach out to Melanie Seidel, Development Director, at 843.953.5662 or email SeidelME1@cofc.edu

DONATE AND SUPPORT ADVENTUROUS ART

The Halsey Institute is a platform for experimentation for artists from around the world. Admission to the Halsey Institute is free and we offer comprehensive public programs free of charge all year long. Together with our members and supporters, we have built an important community resource providing barrier-free access to adventurous contemporary art for everyone.
With your help, we can do MORE for our community. Please donate to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to provide crucial support for our exhibitions, educational and community programming. Give to what you are most passionate about!

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DONATE AND SUPPORT ADVENTUROUS ART

The Halsey Institute is a platform for experimentation for artists from around the world. Admission to the Halsey Institute is free and we offer comprehensive public programs free of charge all year long. Together with our members and supporters, we have built an important community resource providing barrier-free access to adventurous contemporary art for everyone.
With your help, we can do MORE for our community. Please donate to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to provide crucial support for our exhibitions, educational and community programming. Give to what you are most passionate about!

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


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