- Visiting Artist
- Nina Chanel Abney
The first visiting artist in the Ruby is Chicago-born painter Nina Chanel Abney, whose large-scale paintings take on some of today’s most pressing social justice issues.
Christy Kuesel | Duke Chronicle | 02/07/2018
“Music audible from a block away, free coffee and the presence of a large fox were all sure signs that something special was happening at the Rubenstein Arts Center.”
Eric Ferreri | Duke Today | 02/04/2018
“As waves of visitors streamed through the door and shouldered their way down the jam-packed hallways of the new Rubenstein Arts Center, Scott Lindroth smiled as he reminisced about a long road traveled.”
Jessica Banov and Ray Gronberg | News & Observer | 02/02/2018
“UNC and Duke University both plan to debut their new arts centers to the public this weekend.”
Byron Woods | Indy Week | 01/31/2018
“These new venues are particularly welcome in a region that has grown accustomed to the loss of small, disproportionately influential performing arts spaces in recent years, including Common Ground Theatre and, this spring, Manbites Dog Theater.”
Ray Gronberg | Durham Herald-Sun | 01/30/2018
“For years at Duke University, the arts have prospered, even though many of its key academic programs didn’t really have spaces they could call their own.”
Leonida Inge | WUNC | 12/29/2017
“In many research universities, the arts are often the margins of campus and they play maybe a recreational role for many students on campus, and that’s important,” said Lindroth. “But we think with the programs that we have in place and now the arts center, we can move the arts into a more central role.”
Katy Clune | Duke Today | 11/30/2017
“The Rubenstein Arts Center brings the arts to the center of academic inquiry and campus life,” said Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth. “We now have a platform to truly innovate arts education at Duke.”
Rebekah Wellons | Duke Students Tumblr | 10/23/2017
The new Duke Arts Center comes as the latest addition in Duke’s self-proclaimed “arts renaissance,” but what’s really in store?
Selena Qian | Duke Chronicle | 09/20/2017
With the new Arts Center slated to open in January 2018, the digital media workshops will relocate there, while the fine arts workshops, including painting and ceramics, will stay in the Arts Annex.
Adam Beyer | Duke Chronicle | 03/27/2017
When it opens in January, the new Duke Arts Center will add thousands of square feet to expand the University’s arts programming.
Duke Today | 7/8/2016
On Friday, construction workers installed an abstract, colorful I beam to the frame of the new arts center, at the corner of Campus Drive and Anderson Street.
Duke Arts Journal | 10/10/2015
It’s only fitting that the Arts Center’s official launch coincided with the Nasher’s 10th anniversary celebration. The new building represents all that has happened since the Nasher opened its doors a decade ago and kicked off Duke’s arts renaissance.
Duke Today | 10/28/2015
Of the total, $7.36 million will support programs, events and other educational opportunities in the new arts center at Duke. The 71,000-square-foot facility will provide space for rehearsal, performance, video production, classroom instruction and other uses.
Peggy McGlone | Washington Post | 10/5/2015
Philanthropist David Rubenstein has donated $25 million to Duke University to support a new $50 million performing arts center, as well as programs and performances to be held there.
Graham Bowley | New York Times | 10/5/2015
The businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is giving $25 million to his alma mater, Duke University, a gift that will be split to fund arts programming and a new arts building, the institution announced on Monday.
Amrith Ramkumar | Duke Chronicle | 10/5/2015
Even with all of the new arts programs, the new center is being touted as a “game-changer for the arts at Duke,” Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts, previously told The Chronicle.
Matthew Burns | WRAL | 10/5/2015
The Duke University Board of Trustees committed this weekend to building a $50 million hub for the arts on campus.
Jane Stancill | News & Observer | 10/5/2015
Duke University is expanding its arts programs with a new building and a $25 million gift from David Rubenstein, chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees and a nationally known arts benefactor.
Duke Today | 10/4/2015
A $25 million gift and a new, $50 million building will provide a robust boost to Duke University’s fast-growing arts community.