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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.

Upcoming Gallery Events

  • Exhibition
    Jimmie Banks Retrospective
    Thursday, July 11Monday, September 9
    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.”
  • Opening
    Opening Reception for Jimmie Banks Retrospective
    Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
    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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