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Ahead of the Wrecking Ball: Ronald Ramsey and the Preservation of Charleston

For the exhibition Ahead of the Wrecking Ball, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston will present a large selection of Ronald Ramsey’s drawings from the last 30 years. The show will also feature arrays of objects he has collected, along with notebooks he has created, which contain ephemera of many of his favorite buildings now gone (stationary, business receipts, newspaper clippings, and advertisements). Here in the birthplace of the preservation movement in America, Ahead of the Wrecking Ball will reveal one man’s relentless efforts to painstakingly chronicle the very buildings that give Charleston its historic renown. Exhibition on view January 20th -March 4th, with an opening reception January 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. Free.