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

Flexible Visual Arts Spaces

The Badger-Mars Visual Arts Wing at the Ruby includes:

  • a flexible gallery space with moveable walls and custom lighting capacity that can transition from site-specific installation, to critique room, to exhibition space
  • a painting studio that hosts visiting artists and arts project residencies, and features north-facing windows, ventilation, a mess-sink, and easels
  • the makerspace and a multipurpose studio on the first floor
view of a site-specific gallery installation under blue lights.
Host Your Exhibit in the Ruby Gallery
The Rubenstein Arts Center welcomes applications from Duke University partners (students, faculty, staff, and community collaborators) to host an exhibition in the Ruby's gallery. Limited funding is available to assist with the costs of hardware, equipment, installation, and promotion. Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. For questions about this process, please contact Bill Fick, assistant director, visual and studio arts, at

Upcoming Gallery Events

Visiting Artists
Meet the artists hosted by the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Tune into events & opportunities!

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