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Monday - Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open Thursdays until 7pm

SIT A SPELL | Dr. Kameelah Martin

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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 our current exhibitions in an intimate setting within the galleries. Join our featured facilitator, Dr. Kameelah L. Martin, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of African American Studies and English, in the exhibition space for free-form conversations during your lunch break.

The College of Charleston has recently announced updated policies for on-campus events. Face masks are required by all persons on campus regardless of vaccination status. We are able to host a maximum of 50 individuals inside of the Halsey Institute’s galleries at any one time during this event. All attendees for this event will be added to our internal contact tracing list.

Please note: The Halsey Institute staff and the College of Charleston are monitoring local COVID case numbers and will make updates to event policies as necessary. Make sure to check this page often for up-to-date information regarding this event.


Kameelah Martin’s scholarly expertise sits at the crossroads of African Diaspora literature(s) of the U.S. and Caribbean and folklore studies.

As a cultural studies scholar, she is trained in the African American literary and vernacular traditions with emphasis on twenty and twenty-first-century prose. Her interdisciplinary reach also involves broader interests, such as comparative literature(s) of the African Diaspora. She is deeply committed to the fields of African Diaspora Studies, Literature, Folklore, and Film Studies. As such, her research and teaching interests fall widely under this individualized humanities-based umbrella. Within her scholarship, she has explored such topics as the conjure woman as an archetype; the performance of African spirituality in visual media; eco-critical perspectives on water as a trope in Africana cultural memory; the preservation of Gullah Geechee heritage and folk beliefs; as well as African American genealogy.

Learn more about Dr. Martin, and read full texts of her publications at www.KameelahMartin.org

SIT A SPELL | Dr. Kameelah Martin

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

WGS INTERSECTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION | Namsa Leuba

Monday, October 11, 2021
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries + halsey.cofc.edu/live

Join us for a panel discussion organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the College of Charleston around themes explored in Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks.  This event will take place in person with a virtual participation option at halsey.cofc.edu/live

The College of Charleston has recently announced updated policies for on-campus events. Face masks are required by all persons on campus regardless of vaccination status. We are able to host a maximum of 50 individuals inside of the Halsey Institute’s galleries at any one time during this event. All event attendees must be logged on the contact tracing list. Complete this contact tracing Google Form today for a faster check-in process at the door! This event is free and open to the public.

Please note: The Halsey Institute staff and the College of Charleston are monitoring local COVID-19 case numbers and will make updates to event policies as necessary. Make sure to check this page often for up-to-date information regarding this event.


Join us in conversation with the Women’s and Gender Studies program’s affiliated faculty, disciplines ranging from Art History to Political Science and African American Studies, as we engage with and respond to Namsa Leuba’s work in Africa and the Pacific. This panel is part of ongoing collaborations between the Halsey Institute and the Women’s and Gender Studies program over the 2021/2022 academic year that will consider intersections between art, performativity, gender, sexuality, race, (post-) colonialism, and power.

 

The panel will be comprised of

Dr. Kris De Welde, Professor of Sociology and Director of WGS

Dr. Hollis France, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science

Dr. Kameelah Martin, Professor of African American Studies and English, and Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Mary Trent, Assistant Professor of Art History

WGS INTERSECTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION | Namsa Leuba

Monday, October 11, 2021
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries + halsey.cofc.edu/live

FALL FORWARD FUNDRAISER

Friday, October 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Halsey Institute galleries + CofC President's House

Donate to the Fall Forward Fundraiser and help to support the Halsey Institute’s mission and programming for the Charleston community. Your donation enables us to serve the community at large by bringing world-class exhibitions and innovative programs for all ages and keeps admission free.

For every $100 you donate to the Fall Forward Fundraiser you will have the opportunity to RSVP for one of 50 tickets to a reception in your honor on Friday, October 22. Current COVID-related event policies for the College of Charleston limit us to 50 attendees for on-campus events. Donate today and join us for an exclusive evening toasting to the future of the Halsey Institute with the College of Charleston president.

39 of 50 spaces at the reception remain as of 9/28/21.

Update on 9/28/21: Due to the high number of COVID-19 cases and the highly contagious Delta variant, we will no longer be able to offer house tours or the opportunity to explore the President’s home on your own.

 

Are you unable to attend an event on October 22? Would you rather celebrate your donation to the Halsey Institute on your couch while you enjoy our award-winning publications and artist videos? You can still donate to the Fall Forward Fundraiser! Support in any amount is appreciated and celebrated.


At the reception on October 22, guests will experience a tour of our current exhibition Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks and a champagne toast to the Halsey Institute by the College of Charleston President at his historic residence on campus. Space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs.

Join the Halsey Institute staff for an intimate tour of the Crossed Looks exhibition, then enjoy the garden of the College of Charleston President’s Home, the historic Bishop Robert Smith House, on Glebe Street. We’ll have a champagne toast to the Halsey Institute’s future in the garden with CofC President Dr. Andrew Hsu.

Crossed Looks is the first solo exhibition in the United States of Swiss-Guinean artist Namsa Leuba. The show features over 90 works from the photographer’s projects in Guinea, South Africa, Nigeria, and Benin, and it premieres new work created in Tahiti. 

The oldest building on the College of Charleston campus, the President’s House, was the site for our school’s first classes. Today this handsome Georgian mansion with the garden around it serves as the President’s House; it was also the home of the College’s first president over 200 years ago.

Please note: Face masks are required by all persons on campus regardless of vaccination status. Indoor events on campus are limited to a maximum of 50 individuals. The Halsey Institute staff and the College of Charleston are monitoring local COVID case numbers and will make updates to event policies if needed. In the event that changes to the reception are necessary, all RSVPs will be notified by email.

FALL FORWARD FUNDRAISER

Friday, October 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Halsey Institute galleries + CofC President's House

MEET THE MAKER | Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (presentation begins at 6:00 PM)
Halsey Institute galleries and Zoom

Join us for the next Meet the Maker featuring upcoming artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez who will exhibit at the Halsey Institute in summer 2022 with Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity. Meet the Makers are quarterly get-togethers for members at the Postmodernist level and above to meet an artist and learn about their creative process within an intimate setting. Members are asked to bring “a bottle of wine and an open mind.”

We are able to host a maximum of 50 people in the galleries for this event and will also stream the tour to Zoom for those that would like to join in virtually. The limited capacity means we will need to require an RSVP to claim a spot in the galleries or receive the Zoom link and passcode. RSVP to halseyRSVP@cofc.edu to reserve a space. Not a member yet? Not a problem! Find out more about the benefits of membership here.

The College of Charleston has recently announced updated policies for on-campus events. Face masks are required by all persons on campus regardless of vaccination status. We are able to host a maximum of 50 individuals inside of the Halsey Institute’s galleries at any one time during this event.

Please note: The Halsey Institute staff and the College of Charleston are monitoring local COVID case numbers and will make updates to event policies as necessary. Make sure to check this page often for up-to-date information regarding this event.


Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez is a Colombo-American, mid-career artist with an interdisciplinary practice. She grew up in Colombia as the child of a Colombian and a United States citizen and migrated to the US as an adult. Her art is about the curious and intense experience of having physically migrated, yet still having a piece of herself rooted in Colombia. She is creating an intersectional feminist visual novel that is a multifaceted project comprised of paintings, sculptures, objects, and mixed media that together—and in different voices—weave a synchronicity of dialogues, passages, and punctuations about hybridity and cultural ownership.

MEET THE MAKER | Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (presentation begins at 6:00 PM)
Halsey Institute galleries and Zoom

CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS | Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries and Zoom

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 exhibition Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks. 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.

We are able to host a maximum of 50 people in the galleries for this event and will also stream the tour to Zoom for those that would like to join in virtually. The limited capacity means we will need to require an RSVP to claim a spot in the galleries or receive the Zoom link and passcode. RSVP to halseyRSVP@cofc.edu.

The College of Charleston has recently announced updated policies for on-campus events. Face masks are required by all persons on campus regardless of vaccination status. 

Please note: The Halsey Institute staff and the College of Charleston are monitoring local COVID case numbers and will make updates to event policies as necessary. Make sure to check this page often for up-to-date information regarding this event.


The Halsey Institute is pleased to present Crossed Looks, the first solo exhibition of Swiss-Guinean artist Namsa Leuba in the United States. The show will feature over 90 works from the photographer’s projects in Guinea, South Africa, Nigeria, and Benin, and it will premiere new work created in Tahiti. 

As a photographer working across documentary, fashion, and performance, Namsa Leuba’s images explore the fluid visual identity of the African diaspora. With a dual heritage between Guinea and Switzerland, Leuba draws inspiration from her own experience growing up between two different cultural traditions.

CURATOR-LED TOUR FOR MEMBERS | Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries and Zoom
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