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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.

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:

Anyone can:

Students can: 

Students or faculty can:

Faculty can: 

  • 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.

Jennifer Koh holding her violin with bow raised.
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