The caliber of the exhibits on display at the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is stunning, thanks to the careful curation of director Mark Sloan and his talented team. An international artist-in-residence program brings news-making artists and projects—such as ecologically focused sculptor Aurora Robson’s vibrant “The Tide Is High” installation fashioned from recycled plastic—to the college, where their work is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cuban artist Roberto Diago exhibits his “La Historia Recordada” from January 19 through March 3.) Although gallery admission is free, patrons inspired by the work should become members to attend artist lectures, curator-led tours, and a lively annual party.
161 Calhoun St., (843) 953-4422, www.halsey.cofc.edu
Web Extra! Meet sculptor Aurora Robson at the Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?