Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art


Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is a non-profit, non-collecting contemporary art institute within the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston. The HICA presents contemporary art exhibitions by emerging or mid-career artists. The Halsey is housed in the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts at 161 Calhoun Street, in the heart of downtown Charleston. The Halsey features two gallery spaces, the Deborah A. Chalsty Gallery and the South Gallery, which include a total 3,000 sq. feet of exhibition space. The vision of the HICA is to provide a comprehensive contemporary-art program that is committed to providing a direct experience with artworks in various media, in an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and learning. Check the gallery's website for current exhibitions.



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Hours and Admission


Gallery Hours (During Exhibitions)
Mon. - Fri. 11 am -  4 pm
Open until 7 pm on Thursday

Admission:
Free


Halsey Institute of Contemporary
Art Address and Map


Halsey Institute of 
Contemporary Art

161 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29424
(843) 953-4422
Halsey Inst. of Cont. Art Website


Upcoming Exhibitions 
at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art


Upcoming Exhibition: Dan Estabrook - Wunderkammer
When: May 14, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

The work of Dan Estabrook oscillates between image and object and back again. Using antiquated forms of photography, such as salt prints and tintypes, Estabrook examines the objecthood of photography and its ability to represent the truth. He often combines multiple tintypes or adds metal to his images, further commenting on photography’s connection to reality. His sculptural works become recreations of his photos, further blurring the line between image and object. Interested in the studio as a site for fabrication, Estabrook’s sleight of hand in creating still life tableaus asks viewers to reconsider why things appear as they seem.


Upcoming Exhibition: Jibade-Khalil Huffman - You are Here
When: May 14, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Jibade-Khalil Huffman mines images and texts, searching for latent meaning and hidden memories. Using a wide array of media including lightboxes, video, performance, photography, text, and installation, Huffman uses his work to expose power structures and racial dynamics in popular imagery. His heavily layered images beckon viewers to form connections between recognizable images and the personal pentimenti of our own existences. For You Are Here, Jibade-Khalil will create a new installation, building on the materials and themes he’s explored in recent years.


Upcoming Exhibition: Namsa Leuba - Crossed Looks
When: Aug 27, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston 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. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Joseph Gergel, currently based in Lagos, Nigeria.


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