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

The Artist in the Archive: The Art-Science Discoveries of Kirsten Stolle

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff in the galleries for a lecture by the Only You Can Prevent A Forest exhibition essayist Hannah Star Rogers centered on the intersection of art and science in the work of Kirsten Stolle.

Hannah Star Rogers is an Art and Science Studies scholar, curator, and poet. She received her Ph.D. at Cornell University in Science & Technology Studies, where her research concerned the intersection of art and science, particularly critiques of science in contemporary art. She explores the question of how art and science work as categories to circumscribe bodies of knowledge. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies (STIS) at the University of Edinburgh and lectures at the University of Virginia’s Engineering and Society department. 


Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, Only You Can Prevent A Forest, Stolle will create photo-based collages, visual poetry interventions, text-based sound animation, a neon wall piece, and her first site-responsive sculptural installation. Building upon her decade-long research into companies like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the work will forefront historical ties to chemical warfare and reveal persistent greenwashing. Stolle’s work interrogates the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and their consistent efforts to downplay effects of their toxic products on our health and environment.

The Artist in the Archive: The Art-Science Discoveries of Kirsten Stolle

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Meet the Maker | Mena Mark Hanna

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Join us for the next Meet the Maker featuring Spoleto Festival USA’s Mena Mark Hanna.

Meet the Makers are quarterly get-togethers for members at the Postmodernist level and above to meet an artist or maker and learn about their creative process within an intimate setting. The Maker is often an upcoming or past exhibiting artist at the Halsey Institute. They will give a presentation describing their inspiration, passions, process, and, ultimately, final result. Members are asked to bring “a bottle of wine and an open mind.”

Not a member yet? Not a problem! Find out more about the benefits of membership here.


Mena Mark Hanna is General Director and CEO of Spoleto Festival USA. He previously served as Founding Dean of the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin and as Assistant Artistic Director of Houston Grand Opera. 

Hanna graduated summa cum laude from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. He continued his studies at Oxford University, where he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in musicology and composition, with further studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School in nonprofit leadership.  

Hanna is the recipient of Temple University’s inaugural Honors Distinguished Alumni Award and the Marshall Scholarship. He was creator and curator of the Edward W. Said Days in Berlin and served as Trustee of the Gingko Library in London. Hanna currently serves as a Director of the Mahler Foundation and on the advisory board of the Time In Children’s Arts Initiative in New York. 

Meet the Maker | Mena Mark Hanna

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

Percent Pop-ins Fundraiser

Saturday, October 15, 2022

This year, the Halsey Institute is taking our fundraiser out into the Charleston community! Join us in different neighborhoods around the area over the course of the fall to enjoy great activities, dining, and shopping around our beautiful city, meet some of our local business owners, and support the exhibitions and programs presented by the Halsey Institute. Our staff and Advisory Board have planned a fundraiser that not only lets you donate towards our mission and programming, but also supports some of the Charleston area’s great local businesses. Over the course of this fall, we’ll have four Percent Pop-in days during which a percentage of your purchase at various shops, restaurants, and activities in our community will be donated to the Halsey Institute.

We’ve got an additional piece to this FUNdraiser! Through a passport-style program, you can win great prizes by participating in all the Percent Pop-in days.

Percent Pop-in Days:

Saturday, September 17 – Julia Deckman Studio on James Island
Saturday, October 15 – Shem Creek/Mt. Pleasant
Saturday, November 19 – Downtown Charleston
Saturday, December 17 – Park Circle/North Charleston

We’re looking forward to unveiling the list of the participating shops, restaurants, and activities soon!

Percent Pop-ins Fundraiser

Saturday, October 15, 2022

WGS Intersections | Kirsten Stolle

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
5:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries and 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 Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest. This event will take place in person with a virtual participation option at halsey.cofc.edu/live


Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, Only You Can Prevent A Forest, Stolle will create photo-based collages, visual poetry interventions, text-based sound animation, a neon wall piece, and her first site-responsive sculptural installation. Building upon her decade-long research into companies like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the work will forefront historical ties to chemical warfare and reveal persistent greenwashing. Stolle’s work interrogates the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and their consistent efforts to downplay effects of their toxic products on our health and environment.

WGS Intersections | Kirsten Stolle

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
5:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries and halsey.cofc.edu/live

SIT A SPELL | Center for Sustainable Development

Thursday, November 10, 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 our current exhibitions in an intimate setting within the galleries. Join our featured facilitators, students from the College of Charleston’s Center for Sustainable Development, in the exhibition space for free-form conversations during your lunch break.


The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) is a hub for sustainability and sustainable development at the College of Charleston.

The CSD is a part of Facilities Management, and maintains strong accessibility by and connectivity to all members of our campus community. The existence of the Center signals a new chapter in the College’s esteemed history while placing this institution centrally into the emerging international efforts for sustainable development. The CSD directs the College’s Sustainability Action Plan with ambitious zero waste and carbon neutral goals.

SIT A SPELL | Center for Sustainable Development

Thursday, November 10, 2022
12:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries

FAMILY DAY! | Only You Can Prevent A Forest

Sunday, November 13, 2022
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery

Join the Halsey Institute staff and tour guides for a fun-filled family-friendly celebration of the current exhibition Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest. Enjoy guided tours for your family, art activities that explore the exhibition, healthy snacks, and more!

Halsey Institute members receive free admission to Family Day! events. All non-member families are asked for a $5 donation. To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/sustain or call (843) 953-5652 to learn more about the benefits of membership.

FAMILY DAY! | Only You Can Prevent A Forest

Sunday, November 13, 2022
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
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