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The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

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Address: 161 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-3516
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+1 843-953-4422
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 16:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston...

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts provides a multidisciplinary laboratory for the production, presentation, interpretation, and dissemination of ideas by innovative visual artists from around the world. As a non-collecting museum, we create meaningful interactions between adventurous artists and diverse communities within a context that emphasizes the historical, social, and cultural importance of the art of our time.

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This spacious modern building has multiple alcoves and wings of varied art exhibits that often change. In addition, this place has a nice theatre that has several different shows... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Anthony P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This spacious modern building has multiple alcoves and wings of varied art exhibits that often change. In addition, this place has a nice theatre that has several different shows throughout the year. The facilities here are excellent. There are several events throughout the year, many of them free of charge.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is inside the School of Art at the College of Charleston. When you enter from the Calhoun Street side, you need to go around the corner and this is the first entrance on the left in the long hall. There is a student who works at the door and can give you information about the exhibit. There is also... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Halsey is not the Corcoran in DC or some other monstrously large gallery of art but their consistently outstanding exhibits showing artists like Alyson Shotz and Shepard Fairey bring the creative work we need to see in Charleston broadening peoples experience and horizons beyond sunsets and marshes. Remember this is the city that has painted over Shepard Fairey murals... More 

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Halsey is absolutely worth a drop in when you are in downtown Charleston. The gallery features amazing work of international artists, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and CofC students, and yes, free 'h' stickers to boot. I found the recent pairing of Jumaadi and Picasso at the gallery an exceptional experience including shadow puppet theater. Charleston is an incredible hub of... More 

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

So glad we went to this museum. Loved it, and the staff was very helpful & knowledgeable. Will definitely return!

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