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.
Engage with the Ruby
Collaborate with us!
The Rubenstein Arts Center puts the arts at the center of academic inquiry and campus life at Duke. The Ruby is an interdisciplinary and experimental hub for making art. Nothing is more central to its mission than collaboration. Whether you are an arts student or an engineering student, a faculty member, or a visiting artist, there are many ways you can engage with the Ruby:
- Attend a public performance, exhibit, or other program.
- Host an arts-related public performance, exhibit, or other program in the Ruby. (Priority is given to Duke departments, programs, and student organizations, but outside organizations may also inquire about arts-related event rentals. For general information about booking a Duke venue, visit the Duke Box Office website.)
- Schedule a studio for their student organization rehearsal needs.
- Join our Creative Arts Student Teams (CASTs) for behind-the-scenes access and to support Ruby special events and visiting artists.
Students or faculty can:
- Apply for an arts project residency in a Ruby multipurpose studio, either as an arts project team or an individual.
- Share an idea for a program (exhibit, screening, symposium, etc.) still in development with the arts center steering committee. Email Danette Clark, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, with the subject line “Program proposal for the Ruby.”
- Submit a proposal to teach a course in a seminar classroom. Email Danette Clark, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, with the subject line “Course Proposal for the Ruby.”
Are you a member of the Durham community with an idea for the arts center?
The Ruby team is very interested in exploring how best to collaborate with artists, makers, and other creatives working in Durham and beyond. If you have an idea for a local artist residency, exhibit, or other public-facing program, please email Katy Clune, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.