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January 2021

In Conversation: American Ballet Theatre

Friday, January 29 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

In Conversation kicks off with Kara Medoff Barnett '00 for a conversation on leading America’s National Ballet Company through the pandemic.

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February 2021

In Conversation: Black Theatre Matters

Friday, February 5 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join playwright and scholar Lisa B. Thompson for a conversation about the role of Black theatre in the Black Lives Matter movement. Moderated by Mark Anthony Neal.

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In Conversation: Learn Arts Funding from the Pros

Friday, February 12 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Designed to support Duke undergraduates, this panel will cover grant and/or research proposal writing, best practices to consider as build your application, and major funding opportunities at Duke.

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In Conversation: Telvin Wallace

Friday, February 19 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Telvin Wallace, NYC-based artist and 2019 graduate of NCCU, explores Black mental health and the human condition through his portraits.

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In Conversation: Radical Repair Workshop

Friday, February 26 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Julia Gartrell introduces "The Radical Repair Workshop," a traveling studio, gallery, and educational space housed in a vintage camper that challenges the way we typically think about repair.

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March 2021

In Conversation: John Felix Arnold III

Friday, March 12 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join Durham-born artist John Felix Arnold III as he discusses his work-in-progress in the Ruby, growing up in Durham, and gives us a preview of his upcoming exhibition in Raleigh.

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In Conversation: Ballet Education & Body Image

Friday, March 26 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Courtney Liu '13, MFA in Dance '21, will present sections of her final performance work for the MFA in Dance as well as her research on progressive ballet pedagogy and body image.

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April 2021

In Conversation: Arts & Environmentalism

Friday, April 2 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm

A Bass Connections project team shares how the arts can support public advocacy and education in support of meaningful climate change interventions. They worked together to create an art installation opening in the Ruby courtyard in April 2021.

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