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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Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Hours and Admission


Gallery Hours (During Exhibitions)
Mon. - Sat. 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


Current Exhibitions 
at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art


Current Exhibition: Elizabeth Bick: Contrapposto
When: Jan. 13, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2023
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Elizabeth Bick is a photographer influenced by her training in classical and modern dance. As of fall 2021, Bick is the new Area Head of Photography at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. The Halsey Institute will present four bodies of work by Bick, including both new and ongoing series. Work made in New York City and Rome reflects on the rhythms, performances, and nuances that unfold in public space. Bick’s photographic practice includes a prolonged gaze in a specific place—a streetcorner, the Pantheon—where she can observe dramatic movement and light and shadow as they become a spectacle through her lens. Pedestrians are choreographed dancers and sidewalks are stages in Bick’s rumination on the presentation of self.


Current Exhibition: Jovencio de la Paz - The Ends of Rainbows
When: Jan. 13, 2022 - Feb. 25, 2023
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist and weaver based out of Eugene, OR. Their work explores the intersecting histories of weaving and modern computers, balancing the traditional processes of weaving, dye, and stitch-work with the complexities and contradictions of our present-day digital culture. At the Halsey Institute, de la Paz will present three new bodies of woven and stitched works. de la Paz’s work ranges from textiles designed using an algorithmic software based on a 1950s code that visualized Darwin’s theory of evolution to weavings made together with their mother and grandmother in a reversal of generations in the exchange of traditional knowledge. Together, these works will contemplate issues of ancestry, genealogy, mortality, and memorial through the construction of cloth.


Upcoming Exhibitions 
at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art


Current Exhibition: Young Contemporaries 2023
When: March 17, 2022 - April 22, 2023
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Now in its 38th year, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the College of Charleston Studio Art Department are proud to present Young Contemporaries 2023. The annual exhibition is a celebration of talented artists at the College of Charleston. With works selected by a nationally renowned juror, the exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts’ rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints, the exhibition showcases the efforts of the student body at the College.


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