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

Grow Campus Creativity

The Ruby is Duke’s home for art making and creative exploration. In the Ruby, professional visiting artists collaborate with students, faculty and the local community. Students take residence in artist studios to create new work. Popular DukeCreate workshops teach new skills, while performances in film, dance and theater engage and excite audiences.

Your gift to Duke Arts supports programs in the Ruby as we create an innovative arts education experience on campus.

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If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact Colin Tierney, Office of University Development, at or (919) 684-3838.

Impact Stories

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One Year in the Ruby
The Rubenstein Arts Center grew artistic innovation at Duke University in 2018 through arts education, public programs, and by supporting the creation of new work. We offer a peek into a busy first year in this Ruby round-up.
Neglected Gem of Musical Theater Shines in the Ruby
"This was the kind of work I’ve always dreamt of doing and I got the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trying it out amidst the stability and security of a university setting." Lead actress Rebekah Wellons (Trinity '19) shares her experience staging Love Life in the Ruby.

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