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

Built to support your work

The six multipurpose studios reflect one of the Ruby’s highest design priorities: flexibility. Each can be adapted to suit everything from classes to residencies by arts project teams to exhibits and installations to rehearsals to public programs and happenings.

Common features include:

  • floor-to-ceiling windows and barn doors that can be blacked out or closed as needed,
  • a performance lighting system with theater-style lighting grid, 
  • sound absorbing wall panels.
  • and all but two of the multipurpose studios have built-in sound and projection systems.

Multipurpose (General): The Murthy Agora (129), 131

Multipurpose (Media Production): 232, 234

Multipurpose (Dance): 124, 202

A group of twenty or so students stand in a studio waving mid-song.
Duke's Hoof 'n' Horn strut their stuff in the Ruby multipurpose studio 201. Photo by Chris Hildreth, Duke Photography.
A lattice of wood topped with a three-dimensional hexagonal screen foregrounds a dark room.
Raquel Salvatella de Prada's exhibit "Cornered" was featured in the Murthy Agora. Photo courtesy of Duke Arts.

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