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MAY GIVING CAMPAIGN 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The month of May is a great time to support our mission and programming with a donation or membership!

Our staff and advisory board are excited to announce our annual month-long fundraising campaign. Invest in our programming and help the Halsey Institute thrive as a platform for experimentation for artists from around the world. Through the exhibitions we produce, we spur important conversations about the most pressing topics of our time. Together with our members and visitors, we have built an important community resource providing barrier-free access to adventurous contemporary art for everyone.

Join as a member or upgrade your current membership to take advantage of the great May Giving Campaign specials and raffles. In addition to our current membership benefits and programs, we are offering exciting perks for everyone that makes a gift during the month of May! 

Did you know that you can pay for your year-long membership in quarterly, monthly, or weekly installments? You can even decide which day of the month is best for your budget!

All contributions directly support our upcoming exhibitionspublic programseducational opportunities, and free admission to the galleries.

 


MAY GIVING PERKS


All month long: Tag us for 20% off your membership

Post about the Halsey Institute on your own social media account and tag our account on that same platform to receive a special link to join or renew at 20% off our regular membership prices. Is your account private? Send us a screenshot of your post instead. The Halsey Institute has Instagram, LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter. Follow us on all four! Limited to one discount per membership.

 


May 1 Kickoff Day raffle: Join us for a rooftop party

Join as a member at any level* or renew your membership on the kickoff day for the May Giving Campaign and you will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to our Spring Patron Celebration at The Loutrel hotel. We’ll be drawing one name for this raffle.

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May 13 Postmodernist level Opening Day bonus perk:

The first person to join as a Postmodernist level ($350) member or above on Friday, May 13, opening day of Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez: Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity, will receive one of our Patron Prints, Faith, Hope, and $5,000, p. 266 by fall 2022 artist Kirsten Stolle as a bonus thank you gift!

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May 1 – 15 perk: Free Upgrades for New Members

Free upgrades for all new members that join at our introductory levels. Purchase a membership at the $40, $60, or $125 level and get automatically boosted to the level above. For example, join as a $125 Futurist member and receive the benefits of a $350 Postmodernist membership. Applies 12:00am May 1 through May 15 at 11:59pm.

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May 16 – 31 raffle: Lunch Date with an Artist  just started!

Join as a member at any level* or renew your membership during these dates to be entered into a raffle to win a lunch date with upcoming artist Kirsten Stolle and our director. Stolle will be in town in August for the opening weekend of her exhibition Only You Can Prevent A Forest. Enjoy lunch on us while she is in Charleston! One name will be drawn from all eligible entries.

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Giveaway Mondays! only 2 more Mondays left!

Keep a close eye on our social media accounts (InstagramFacebook, and Twitter) and your email inbox every Monday in May for flash giveaway raffles! Donate at least $10, join as a member at any level*, or renew your membership for a chance to win great prizes like a signed copy of our newest publication, Halsey Institute’s latest tote bag design, or a free membership.

The raffle for May 23 is one of our brand new tote bags!

Join as a member HERE or make a donation HERE

 


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MAY GIVING CAMPAIGN 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

SIT A SPELL | CORPUS and Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
12:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

The Sit a Spell conversation series aims to encourage thoughtful conversation on a variety of topics and issues presented in and inspired by our current exhibitions, Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez: Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity, in an intimate setting within the galleries. Join our featured conversation facilitator, Will McCorkle in the exhibition space for free-form conversations during your lunch break.

Will McCorkle is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the College of Charleston. In his scholarship and activism Professor McCorkle has been focused on immigration from Latin America and on the border with Mexico. His research focuses on the intersection of education, immigration, and nationalism with a particular focus on more marginalized groups such as asylum seekers and undocumented students. He is also a board member of the organization Practice Mercy, which works with asylum seekers at the Mexican-American border. McCorkle will be discussing the link between the historical oppression and marginalization highlighted in this artistic work and its relation to the current situation with migrants and asylum seekers from Latin America.


The Halsey Institute has debuted Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions. CORPUS engages with and confronts Perú’s Spanish colonial past, asserting that pre-Columbian sacred entities and the worldview they inhabit were not vanquished by Spanish conquerors, but instead cleverly blended with their Catholic counterparts, ensuring their survival. So too, have the diverse peoples of Perú and greater Latin America formed and reformed political, religious, and cultural identity in the shadow of centuries-long oppression. Velarde’s CORPUS asks viewers to consider this resilience via her stunningly detailed and humorously thought-provoking work.

The Halsey Institute is presenting works from Colombian American artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings series. Friedemann-Sánchez’s paintings reference casta painting, a genre popularized in eighteenth-century Spanish Colonial Central and South America that purported to depict a racial and social taxonomy of children born of racially mixed couplings. Friedemann-Sánchez’s contemporary casta paintings take inspiration from this problematic genre to reflect on the legacy of colonialism that lingers in the racial and social discrimination and marginalization present in her home country of Colombia and here in the United States. The paintings feature life-size tracings of female bodies adorned with floral imagery lifted from both the indigenous resin technique of mopa mopa and Spanish colonial iconography. Masks from across Latin America and the Caribbean are included to represent stereotypes born of colonial-era mixed-race classifications that continue to perpetuate today.

SIT A SPELL | CORPUS and Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
12:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

MEMBERSHIP MORNINGS | CORPUS and Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity

Friday, June 17, 2022
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Halsey Institute galleries

Join us in the galleries for a casual morning of coffee and conversation with the Halsey Institute’s curators and your fellow members in the Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez: Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity exhibitions. Membership Mornings is sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee in Charleston. 

This event is open to all levels of Halsey Institute membership. Not a member yet? Not a problem! Find out more about the benefits of membership here


The Halsey Institute will debut Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions. CORPUS engages with and confronts Perú’s Spanish colonial past, asserting that pre-Columbian sacred entities and the worldview they inhabit were not vanquished by Spanish conquerors, but instead cleverly blended with their Catholic counterparts, ensuring their survival. So too, have the diverse peoples of Perú and greater Latin America formed and reformed political, religious, and cultural identity in the shadow of centuries-long oppression. Velarde’s CORPUS asks viewers to consider this resilience via her stunningly detailed and humorously thought-provoking work.

The Halsey Institute will present works from Colombian American artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings series. Friedemann-Sánchez’s paintings reference casta painting, a genre popularized in eighteenth-century Spanish Colonial Central and South America that purported to depict a racial and social taxonomy of children born of racially mixed couplings. Friedemann-Sánchez’s contemporary casta paintings take inspiration from this problematic genre to reflect on the legacy of colonialism that lingers in the racial and social discrimination and marginalization present in her home country of Colombia and here in the United States. The paintings feature life-size tracings of female bodies adorned with floral imagery lifted from both the indigenous resin technique of mopa mopa and Spanish colonial iconography. Masks from across Latin America and the Caribbean are included to represent stereotypes born of colonial-era mixed-race classifications that continue to perpetuate today.

MEMBERSHIP MORNINGS | CORPUS and Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity

Friday, June 17, 2022
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Halsey Institute galleries

CURATOR-LED TOUR | CORPUS and Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity

Thursday, July 14, 2022
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour! Halsey Institute curators will lead you on a tour of our current exhibitions, Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez: Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, and meet other Halsey Institute lovers! 

This event is for all levels of Halsey Institute membership. Not a member yet? No problem! Explore the benefits of membership here.


The Halsey Institute will debut Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. CORPUS is comprised of ceramic and fabric works that encourage reflection on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be presented in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. The sculptures reference indigenous pre-Columbian forms and iconographies in a visual representation of syncretic aesthetic, cultural, and religious traditions. CORPUS engages with and confronts Perú’s Spanish colonial past, asserting that pre-Columbian sacred entities and the worldview they inhabit were not vanquished by Spanish conquerors, but instead cleverly blended with their Catholic counterparts, ensuring their survival. So too, have the diverse peoples of Perú and greater Latin America formed and reformed political, religious, and cultural identity in the shadow of centuries-long oppression. Velarde’s CORPUS asks viewers to consider this resilience via her stunningly detailed and humorously thought-provoking work.

The Halsey Institute will present works from Colombian American artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings series. Friedemann-Sánchez’s paintings reference casta painting, a genre popularized in eighteenth-century Spanish Colonial Central and South America that purported to depict a racial and social taxonomy of children born of racially mixed couplings. Friedemann-Sánchez’s contemporary casta paintings take inspiration from this problematic genre to reflect on the legacy of colonialism that lingers in the racial and social discrimination and marginalization present in her home country of Colombia and here in the United States. The paintings feature life-size tracings of female bodies adorned with floral imagery lifted from both the indigenous resin technique of mopa mopa and Spanish colonial iconography. Masks from across Latin America and the Caribbean are included to represent stereotypes born of colonial-era mixed-race classifications that continue to perpetuate today.

CURATOR-LED TOUR | CORPUS and Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity

Thursday, July 14, 2022
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries
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