The Bad Air Smelled of Roses: A Silk Screen, Wheat Paste Project
Carl Pope brought his ongoing graphic poster/essay installation “The Bad Air Smelled of Roses” (2004—) to Duke. Pope collaborated with students in Bill Fick’s “Poster Design and Printing” course to complete this iteration of the project.
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.
RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! Outdoor Exhibition
An unprecedented outdoor exhibition and public awareness campaign by nationally renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems.
Home & Away
This visual collection from early spring 2020 by artists in the MFA EDA and CDS community is now on view in the courtyard 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