Ruby Fridays Spring ’20 Season
Drop by the Ruby on Fridays 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.
About Ruby Fridays
Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more over a complimentary light lunch.
Everyone is welcome, no registration required. Save a date that interests you now, and we’ll see you in the Ruby soon!
Spring '20 Schedule
“Is painting relevant? What lies beyond painting?” Renzo Ortega, a Peruvian-born artist now based in Carrboro, offers answers following his solo exhibition at Duke’s Power Plant Gallery and time as a visiting artist at the Rubenstein Arts Center in 2019.
Join musician and artist Brooks Frederickson for reflections on music and music-making prompted by his interactive audio installation Here to Hear // Hear to Here, currently on view in the Ruby.
Choreographer and performer Hsiao-Tzu Tien, visiting Duke from Taiwan, gives insight into her work that continually pushes the human body to express emotion and imagination.
Dr. Zebulon Highben, director of Chapel Music at Duke Chapel, provides an overview of music and the fine arts at the Chapel, with insight into future directions for growth and outreach.
Join Kathryn Mathers, Duke professor and curator for When I Say Africa: Photographs from the Continent for a behind-the-scenes look into this photo and film project that documents the agency and self-determination of contemporary Africans.
Haitian-American singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla and director Kiyoko McCrae discuss their new multidisciplinary project and Duke Performances commission: Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever.
On the eve of their performance of Revolutionary aka the Civil Rights Project, GRAMMY-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds discusses their history, current projects, and two-year residency at Duke.
Advanced students in Duke Music’s Chamber Music Program discuss their process of learning to rehearse and play as a group before performing live at Ruby Friday.
Artist Heather Gordon takes us behind-the-scenes of her data-driven art, including her most recent project which mined the Duke Forest archives and includes UNLESS, a tape installation in the Ruby.
April 10 | MFA EDA Thesis Showcase
Speaker from the graduating class of students in the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts will be announced soon.
The talk will explore the historic context of repair, our current relationship to objects vis-a-vis single use culture, and how a sculptural intervention can create a new approach to traditional modes of repair.