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Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center

2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705
2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1700 artscenter.duke.edu

April 2019

Undergraduate Art Showcase

Thursday, April 25Sunday, May 12
Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

This exhibition features artwork by students in a variety of classes offered by Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, including senior capstone projects. 

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May 2019

Portraits of North Carolina’s Millennial Traditional Artists

Tuesday, May 28Sunday, June 30
Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

Young creatives around North Carolina are making their mark on our state’s longstanding—and its newest—cultural traditions. Meet the rising generation of Piedmont-area artists and entrepreneurs in this exhibition.

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New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists

Tuesday, May 28Sunday, June 30
Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

Meet the rising generation of Piedmont-area artists and entrepreneurs in this collection of documentary portraits resulting from a collaboration between the North Carolina Arts Council, Duke Arts, and the Rubenstein Arts Center.

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Opening Reception for New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists

Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

Gather together with the participating artists and photographers to celebrate the opening of New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists and enjoy live music by saxophonist Shaquim Muldrow and old-time fiddler Sonya Badigian.

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July 2019

Jimmie Banks Retrospective

Thursday, July 11Monday, September 9
Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

This exhibition features paintings, pastels, and drawings by self-taught artist and longtime Duke electrician Jimmie Banks. “I paint every day. Morning, noon and night,” says Banks. “It’s in my blood, it is like living or breathing to me.”

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Opening Reception for Jimmie Banks Retrospective

Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Gallery 235 at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

Drop into the Ruby's gallery to celebrate the opening of this retrospective of self-taught artist and longtime Duke employee Jimmie Banks. 

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September 2019

The Decolonial Libidinal Economy

Tuesday, September 10Sunday, November 3

Mexico-City based artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba will be in-residence in the Ruby to transform the gallery into an interactive space that questions our motivations and seeks to change reality itself.

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The Decolonial Libidinal Economy | Reception

Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the opening of the “Decolonial Libidinal Economy,” an exhibition that questions one's sense of economic reality.

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