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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
September 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Free; open to all. Desserts and refreshments will be served, and free parking is available at the lot across Anderson Street from the Ruby. Parking info
Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States

Discover art on view and in progress at the Ruby as Duke celebrates the opening of the new sculpture garden at the Nasher Museum of Art and the Karsh Alumni Center!

Choose your own adventure, or participate in all of the day’s special events. Following two afternoon performances by Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born Naama Tsabar in the sculpture garden, visitors can join the opening party for Cosmic Rhythm Vibrations at the Nasher between 5 and 7pm.

End your arts-filled day at the Ruby during drop-in open house, 6–8pm. Make a s’more at our dessert bar and then wander the arts center to see contemporary art originating here on Duke’s campus, Mexico City, and India. Meet Chandan Gomes, a Center for Documentary Studies visiting artist from India, and see his pop-up exhibit in the painting studio. Visit the Who Owns Poverty in Mexico? exhibit in the gallery, featuring the work of Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, a conceptual artist based in Mexico City. Sinan Goknur and Max Symuleski, graduate students in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, present queerXscape in the Murthy Agora. This immersive installation juxtaposes images of nature, and contemporary urban landscapes with queer camp. Visit the Dance Cube for a Duke Dance Program open house and the chance to meet the very first students in the university’s new dance MFA (details below!). Enjoy screenings by the Arts of the Moving Image, Duke’s undergraduate film certificate program, and demos in the Ruby’s makerspace.

Night of Sound and Celestial Bodies

The first cohort of students in Duke’s new MFA in Dance are keeping the “cosmic rhythm vibrations” moving in the Ruby!

  • 6-6:30pm: Meet MFA students and learn about their research interests
  • 6:30-6:45pm: Rumba Cubano micro dance lesson!
  • 6:45-7pm: MFA student Ife Michelle shares why dance is for all bodies
  • 7pm: Silent disco—wear headphones and move to the “cosmic rhythm vibrations”

Tune into events & opportunities!

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