Past Events

This conversation took place on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. 

View Yaakov Israel’s artwork and read Mark Long’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Yaakov Israel and Dr. Mark Long

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
10:00 AM
Facebook Live

This conversation took place on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

View Jiha Moon’s artwork and read Lilly Wei’s response here.


Virtual Conversation | Jiha Moon and Lilly Wei

Thursday, September 10, 2020
7:00 PM
Facebook Live

This conversation took place on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

View Riccarda de Eccher’s artwork and read Bryan Granger’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Riccarda de Eccher and Bryan Granger

Thursday, September 24, 2020
11:00 AM
Facebook Live 

This conversation took place on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

View Fahamu Pecou’s artwork and read Ruth Rambo’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Dr. Fahamu Pecou and Ruth Rambo

Thursday, October 8, 2020
7:00 PM
Facebook Live

What makes a virtual exhibition virtual? Are successful virtual exhibitions analogues of physical exhibitions? Or are there qualities that make them entirely different mechanisms for presenting exhibitions?

In this Halsey Talks, we will discuss the characteristics that are essential to virtual exhibitions. We will look at virtual exhibitions created by the Halsey Institute and other museums, many of which out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To join the conversation, RSVP to Bryan Granger at


About Halsey Talks:
Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art. While they may take advantage of exhibitions on view at the Halsey Institute, the are open-ended in nature. As a platform for a deeper understanding and discussion of fascinating ideas in art, Halsey Talks are open to all.

Halsey Talks | Virtual Exhibitions

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7:00 PM

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This conversation took place on October 22, 2020.

View Tanja Softić’s artwork and read Marian Mazzone’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Tanja Softić and Dr. Marian Mazzone

Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:00 PM
Facebook Live

Join us for an online screening of Hamid Rahmanian’s film version of Feathers of Fire, a dazzling shadow puppet play based on the Persian epic, Shahnameh. 

The vibrant graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the Middle East, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique performed against a cinema-size screen.

View the trailer here.

A Q&A with designer and director Hamid Rahmanian will follow online directly after the screening.

Film Screening | Feathers of Fire

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00 PM

Virtual Conversation | Shimon Attie and Dr. Dale Rosengarten

Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:00 PM
Facebook Live

This conversation occurred on November 5, 2020.

View Hamid Rahmanian’s artwork and read Mark Sloan’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Hamid Rahmanian and Mark Sloan

Thursday, November 5, 2020
6:00 PM
Facebook Live 

This conversation occurred on November 12, 2020.

View Renée Stout’s work and read Dr. Ade Ofunniyin’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Renée Stout and Thetyka Robinson

Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Facebook Live 

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour! Beginning at 7:00 PM, Halsey Institute curators Katie Hirsch and Bryan Granger will lead you on a virtual tour of our current exhibition Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home.

The pair will discuss the exhibition’s origins and the impetus for the project’s various components. Moving through the online exhibition, Katie and Bryan will introduce each artist-respondent pair to explore the many interpretations of the concept of home. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers!

This event is for all levels of Halsey Institute membership. To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit or call (843) 953-5652.

left:  Jiha Moon, Yellowave 2019

Virtual Curator-Led Tour for Members | Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
7:00 PM

This conversation occurred on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

View Hung Liu’s artwork and read Katie Hirsch’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Hung Liu and Katie Hirsch

Thursday, December 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Facebook Live 

This conversation took place on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

View Lonnie Holley’s work and read Dr. Ted Rosengarten’s response here.

Virtual Conversation | Lonnie Holley and Dr. Ted Rosengarten

Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:00 PM
Facebook Live