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

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.

Upcoming Gallery Events

  • Exhibit
    Cyclical Navigations: In the In Between
    Saturday, February 5Saturday, March 5
    This work by Lee Edwards, MFA in Dance ’22, focuses on the ways that embodied storytelling can function as a historical care practice. This installation aids in the creation of a nonlinear archive based on the stories, memories, and lived experiences of Black folks in America.
  • Opening Reception
    Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Cyclical Navigations: In the In Between
    Saturday, February 5 at 5:00 pm9:00 pm
    Join us for the opening reception of Cyclical Navigations: In the In Between, an interdisciplinary installation by Lee Edwards, MFA in Dance ’22, that focuses on the ways that embodied storytelling can function as a historical care practice.

Tune into events & opportunities!

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