The Ruby in the News
Media and Press Releases
Rubenstein Arts Center attracts 3,000 during opening party
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.”
Doors Open, 3,000 Come to Catch a Look at ‘The Ruby’
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.”
UNC, Duke Debut New Venues for the Performing and Visual Arts
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.”
UNC and Duke Answer Demands for Intimate, Adaptable Venues with Current and Von Der Heyden Studio Theater, Both Opening This Week
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.”
A “Ruby” for the Arts at Duke is Ready for its Close-up
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.”
Duke University Prepares to Open “The Ruby” Arts Center
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.”
Rubenstein Arts Center to Open in January
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?
Students continue to flock to Arts Annex for DukeCreate workshops
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.
Inside the construction zone: Exploring Duke’s new Arts Center
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.
Watch the Installation of the Colorful Student-Painted ‘Arts Beam’ at New Arts Center
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.
Von der Heydens Give Duke $8.6 Million to Support Arts, Global Health
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.
David Rubenstein gives $25 million for Duke University arts
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.
David Rubenstein Makes $25 Million Gift to Support Arts at Duke University
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.
Rubenstein gives $25 million for new $50 million, 71,000-square foot Arts Center
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.
Duke gets $25M gift for arts, to build arts center
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.
Trustee gives Duke University $25 million for new arts building
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.
$25 Million Gift, $50 Million Center to Elevate Arts
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.