‘Expanded Cinema’ Course Brings Film Outside the Theater and Into the Ruby
Students in Shambhavi Kaul's "Expanded Cinema" course created immersive, large-scale installations in the Rubenstein Arts Center in Fall 2021. Their work demonstrates the value of designated spaces for instructional arts learning, experimentation, and practice.
Social Video Art
This video installation brings together works by visual artist and Duke professor Pedro Lasch that are as varied as their settings. Projected in large scale inside the Ruby's Murthy Agora, all works have been meticulously co-edited with Michael Blair to become video art in its own terms—as opposed to simply documenting Lasch’s social and site-specific art.
Eighth Blackbird, David Lang & Anne Bogart: composition as explanation
Join Duke Performances for the world premiere of Eighth Blackbird's “composition as explanation,” a performance that integrates classical composition and innovative aspects of theater, performance, and choreography.
In this DukeCreate workshop, familiarize yourself with Photoshop’s interface, learn how to crop and resize images, utilize layer masking, and navigate adjustment layers to edit and manipulate images.
Welcome to the Ruby
Theater and Productions Studios
The 100-seat arts center film theater can screen both archival and digital formats. With the opening of the Ruby, Duke’s Arts of the Moving Image Program (AMI) has a new home for its teaching and production studios
The von der Heyden Studio Theater
The von der Heyden Studio Theater supports a wide variety of performances unlike any other venue on Duke’s campus. With a moveable seat platform, a huge projection screen, and windows that can let in natural light or be blacked out, it can be configured in many ways.
New studios for WXDU 88.7 FM
WXDU, Duke’s non-commercial, student-run radio station, has moved from East Campus into custom-designed studio space in the Ruby.
Take a class
There are three seminar-size classrooms in the arts center. By taking a class in the Ruby, or applying to teach your class there, you put yourself in the center of Duke's arts scene.
See what’s on at the Ruby, where you can see a Duke Performances show, the latest from Duke’s 70+ student art groups, public exhibits, and more.View All Events