In Conversation: Tift Merritt & Allison Russell
Tift Merritt and Allison Russell will offer an introduction to the many components of their performance collaboration, Hungry River, a project exploring the emotional history of North Carolina’s segregated asylum.
RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! Outdoor Exhibition
An unprecedented outdoor exhibition and public awareness campaign by nationally renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems.
How Do You Duke Arts?
Organized by members of our Creative Arts Student Team and featuring a diverse range of students involved in the arts across campus, this panel is designed to help prospective Duke students learn how they can forge their own pathway in the arts at Duke.
Carl Pope is bringing “The Bad Air Smelled of Roses” (2004—), an ongoing installation about the presence and function of Blackness in society and nature, to Duke University. This silk screen and wheat paste iteration will be installed on the Rubix, a temporary structure for public art behind the Rubenstein Arts Center.
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