Student work, visiting artists, and public programs are all in the Ruby.Learn More
American Dance Festival Finds Its Bliss in the Ruby
Duke's new arts center is "a beautiful, beautiful building" that gives her students the facilities and central gathering place they've long needed, says ADF dean Leah Cox.
An “Arts Kid” Making Her Interdisciplinary Way at Duke
As she begins work on CYCLIC, her senior research project funded by a Benenson Award, Adair Jones reflects on three fruitful years at the heart of Duke's visual arts community.
Documenting the Human Costs of Climate Change
James Robinson (Class of 2020) on his Power Plant exhibit We See the Change, which he worked on at the Ruby. Robinson is also recipient of the Power Plant Gallery professional development award.
The Art of a Scientist
Art and science have a lot in common, yet we don't always see it that way. This exhibit brings the work of artists and scientists together in shared exploration of creativity and visual communication.
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