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LOOKING TO SEE guided tours are available to any interested area school or organization. They are free of charge to all participants and led by trained, well-informed volunteers. Hands-on activities are available upon request. Click here to download a PDF of the available activities. To book a tour, or if you would like to volunteer as a tour guide, contact Lizz Biswell by email or call 843-953-5957.

NOW HEAR THIS! audio tours are available for some of our exhibitions. The QR code-based audio tours are available to every gallery visitor free of charge. QR codes are placed throughout the exhibition. Simply scan the QR code with a QR code reading app to hear insights from the curator and more information on the artist and their work. No smart device? No problem! The Halsey Institute has iPods available for check out at the attendant’s desk.

ARTIST LECTURES accompany each exhibition the Halsey Institute originates. When possible, the lectures may take place within the exhibition in the form of a gallery walk-through with the artist and curator. All artist lectures are advertised on the Halsey Institute’s website, season calendar, the exhibition brochure, and Facebook. Sign up for our mailing list to keep up on all of the Halsey Institute’s happenings!

FILM SCREENINGS are always open to the public! Each year, the Halsey shows independent films, and the subject matter of the films varies greatly, but the filmmaker is always in attendance for Q & A and an audience discussion. A reception follows each film. Discover the value and magic of independent films! Check our Events page for the latest announcement of upcoming films!

Looking to See is generously supported by the Open Grants program at the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.

The Halsey Institute greatly appreciates the talents of Jeanette Guinn for the Now Hear This! audio tours. Currently an Arts Management professor at the College of Charleston, Guinn is also a producer, writer, and host of Arts Daily, which airs on South Carolina public radio. Listen to Arts Daily here.


We had a great time – the tour guides did a wonderful job bringing the exhibition to life for our students.
Sara Peck, Write of Summer camp, Blue Bicycle Books

I was pleasantly surprised to see how engaged six 7-11 year old boys cold be in an art museum! The docents were very patient with the group and excellent tour guides!
Starr Jordan, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Loved the activity at the end – it was a related to the exhibit so we were able to get a hands-on feel without touching the exhibit!
Summer camp counselor 2013, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

I think we all walked away in awe. It really was a great experience. Wonderful show, brilliant artist and wonderful tour guide.
Carla Marchione, Art Institute of Charleston

Our students came away with an amazing experience that they spoke about weeks after the visit.
Ashley Wyrick, Wando High School



Community Partners 2014