Student work, visiting artists, and public programs are all in the Ruby.Learn More
Nina Chanel Abney
The first visiting artist in the Ruby is Chicago-born painter Nina Chanel Abney, whose large-scale paintings take on some of today’s most pressing social justice issues.
Duke Launches MFA in Dance
As Duke's Dance Program moves into its new home in the Ruby, it announces the establishment of Duke's second MFA degree.
Meet Bill Fick, the Ruby’s Assistant Director for Visual and Studio Arts
Bill Fick has "spread the gospel" of printmaking for years, and his enthusiasm for the visual arts will help grow community at the Ruby.
Arts of the Moving Image Has a New Home
Moving to the Ruby means new facilities, opportunities, and bigger impact for Duke's Art of the Moving Image Program.
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