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BECOME A MEMBER

We are grateful for your support!

The Members at the Halsey Institute are an incredible community. They are artists, lawyers, teachers, doctors, designers, professors, and everything in between that all have one thing in common: Supporting adventurous, meaningful, and thought-provoking contemporary art from emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists whose work speaks to the most pressing issues going on in our world today.

Did you know that about 70% of our spending goes directly to our exhibitions, educational projects, and community programs? When you join, renew, or gift a membership, you immediately become an integral part in helping us turn a creative idea into a reality for our whole community to experience. You not only support our mission as a Member, but also receive benefits that allow you to engage with our artists and exhibitions in meaningful ways. Enjoy events like Member Preview Days, Curator’s Coffee Club tours, and Meet the Makers, and complimentary publications and Patron Prints.

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! Options for recurring payments are available during the check-out process.

Our most popular membership levels are the Modernist and Futurist categories. Explore the benefits of all our levels of support below.

Questions? Reach out to our development coordinator, Selynne Ancheta, at AnchetaSM@cofc.edu.

 

Please note: Based on feedback from members and our Advisory Board, we have made changes as of January 1, 2021 to some of the membership benefits for a few levels of support. Reach out with any questions to halsey@cofc.edu.

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FREE No Monet (College of Charleston Student Membership)

All current College of Charleston students are eligible for a FREE membership at the No Monet level! Receive all the benefits of a Minimalist level member. Students from other institutions are eligible for $20.

SIGN UP TODAY!

$20 No Monet (All other students and K-12 teachers)

For all other students and K-12 teachers, support the Halsey and receive key perks with our No Monet membership level.

Individual Membership benefits include:
→ Receive invitations to special members-only tours of each exhibition led by the curator
→ Receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter
→ Receive invitations to all Halsey Institute events
→ Free admission to Halsey Institute opening receptions and Family Day! programs
→ 20% discount on Halsey Institute publications
→ 15% discount at Artizom Frame Gallery and Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging
→ 10% discount at Artist & Craftsman Supply

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$40 Minimalist (Individual Membership)

Like Agnes Martin you know how to say a lot with a little.

Individual Membership benefits include:
→ Receive invitations to special members-only tours of each exhibition led by the curator
→ Receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter
→ Receive invitations to all Halsey Institute events
→ Free admission to Halsey Institute opening receptions and Family Day! programs
→ 20% discount on Halsey Institute publications
→ 15% discount at Artizom Frame Gallery and Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging
→ 10% discount at Artist & Craftsman Supply

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$60 Modernist (Dual Membership)

Like Piet Mondrian, you have faith in the purity and power of art and show it with your support.

All Minimalist Membership benefits, plus: 
→ Basic benefits for two adults plus any children under 18
→ Free admission to almost 200 museums across the Southeast through the Southeastern Reciprocal Museums program (SERM)

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$125 Futurist

Like Umberto Boccioni, you can visualize the future and are quick to give liberally in support of it.

All Modernist Membership Benefits, plus: 
→ A complimentary Halsey Institute publication of your choice
→ Free admission to more than 1,000 museums around the country through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association and the Reciprocal Organizations of Associated Museums.
→ Free admission for one guest to opening receptions

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$350 Postmodernist

Thinking ahead, but living now, you consider this option to be the most appropriate after critically evaluating all the other options.

All Futurist Membership Benefits, plus:
→ Receive invitations to Meet the Maker, quarterly receptions and discussions with the purpose of providing an intimate environment in which artists discuss the process of their work, from inspiration to finished piece
→ Receive invitations to exhibition preview receptions
→ 10% discount at Worthwhile

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$500 Conceptualist

Like Sol LeWitt, you like to make dreams manifest.

Qualifies you for Patron Print program
We know a traditional response on our part would not suffice, so at this level you select one print from the Patron Print Program.

Postmodernist Membership Benefits, plus: 
→ Choose a Patron Print from our selection of nationally acclaimed artists
→ Receive an invitation to our Spring Patron Celebration
→ Become a Halsey Institute ambassador and gift one free Futurist level membership

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$1,000 Utopian Society

Like Paolo Soleri, you are not content with your castles in the sky.

Conceptualist Membership Benefits, plus: 
→ Acknowledgement in the Halsey Institute fall program. 
→ Free admission for two guests to opening receptions
→ Invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition on opening day with the artist and curator.
→ An Honorary Visionary membership with the Friends of the School of the Arts at CofC. 
    – Invitation to fall member renewal party  
    – Invitation to SOTA holiday reception
    – Invitations to Simons Guild Luncheons – Special performances and presentations by students and faculty
    – Receive the College of Charleston Magazine
    – Invitations to all SOTA-hosted Piccolo Spoleto Festival receptions
    – Invitation to dinner at the Dean’s home with the School’s faculty and special guests

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$2,500 Sugar Dada (or Mama)

As with Duchamp, money is no object (it’s ART!) Your love of HICA’s brand of challenging and adventurous contemporary art is an all-consuming passion. What HICA provides nourishes your soul in ways difficult to articulate, yet impossible to ignore.

Utopian Society Membership Benefits, plus: 
→ Upgraded Halsey Institute ambassador status: gift one free Postmodernist level membership
→ Invitation to a special event, such as a private reception for you and 5 guests in the Halsey Institute galleries or lunch with a curator. This event can be customized together with our Membership Coordinator.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

$5,000 Luminist

If, like Albert Bierstadt, your inner glow can no longer be contained in two dimensions, this category allows for expansive brushstrokes.

Sugar Dada Membership Benefits, plus:
→ Receive recognition on the annual donor panel inside the galleries during an exhibition
→ Invitation to an intimate dinner with an exhibiting artist, Halsey Institute staff, and other Luminists

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

Would you like to donate a larger amount?

Our most generous donors seeking to support our mission and programming at a level above these membership giving categories are encouraged to contact our Associate Director, Lizz Biswell. We are sure to have an exhibition or program in the works that will not only speak to your soul but can also benefit greatly from your support.

You can reach Lizz Biswell at BiswellL@cofc.edu or (843) 953-5659.

Support contemporary art in Charleston by becoming a Member of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Our Members’ support is vital to the continued development of the Institute and our programming. Your support broadens the scope of our activities and makes possible a high quality, stimulating schedule of exhibitions each year and keeps admission free. As a Member you will receive all of our mailings, e-newsletter, invitations to special events, as well as the variety of stratified perks listed below. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information on the Halsey Institute Membership Program, please contact us at halsey@cofc.edu or 843-953-5652.

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