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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
November 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

In this special DEMAN Weekend Edition of the Ruby Fridays series, NCMA Director Valerie Hillings (T’93) will discuss navigating professional paths in the arts both during and after Duke with Professor Kristine Stiles.

About the Speakers

Valerie Hillings

Valerie Hillings (T’93) is the Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art and Duke alumnus. She joined the NCMA on November 1, 2018. Read more about Hillings.

Kristine Stiles

Kristine Stiles is France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. She specializes in contemporary global art, performance and conceptual art, and artists’ writings. She pioneered research, writing, and teaching on destruction in art and on trauma studies in art history. She has published over one hundred articles, including monograph-length essays for exhibition catalogues, and she lectures worldwide. She has mentored 20 doctorate students and sat on the committees of 48 graduate student degrees in the US and abroad, ranging from Art History, Comparative Literature, English, Music, German Studies and Law to Masters of Fine Arts. Among her books are Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma (2016); Theories & Documents of Contemporary Art (1996, 2012); Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle (2010); States of Mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi (2007). She is also a curator and advises major museums in the US and abroad. Stiles has received numerous fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim for her pioneering work on documentary photography of the nuclear age. She received an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts from Dartington College of Arts & University of Plymouth in England in 2005.


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