LOOKING TO SEE is a program providing structured guided tours and educational outreach to the general public, with a focus on K-12 schools, after-school programs, and community organizations. The Halsey is committed to increasing community engagement while providing greater access to contemporary art, and the program is open to all interested groups and schools FREE of charge. The Halsey also offers travel subsidies, the Bus on Us initiative, to schools/groups that demonstrate an economic or geographic disadvantage. These subsidies are supported by the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
Tours are led by experienced guides and can be adapted to follow specific content or course objectives as well as be geared towards any age. Our discussion-based tours help students learn how to look closely, think critically, and engage with concepts and ideas related to art and their personal experiences. Through group conversations students learn about the objects in the exhibition and gain an understanding of the context for the work and related themes and ideas.
Students who attend a field trip to an art museum demonstrate improved critical thinking skills, historical empathy, and tolerance. (Education Next, “The Educational Value of Field Trips,” 2014)
Request a tour or learn more about our tours by contacting HalseyTours@cofc.edu or call (843) 953-5659.