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Rubenstein Arts Center

  • 2020 Campus Dr
  • Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
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The Rubenstein Arts Center is a hub for artistic production at Duke University and a new arts venue for the Triangle. Students, faculty, visiting artists, and other collaborators come together in flexible project studios to hone their skills and create new work. Public programs—including performances, film screenings and exhibitions—launch this work into the world.

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Art Exhibit – Standing on Love

This collection of photographic portraits brings centerstage family members living with a loved one on death row. Their faces and words are meant to offer a chance to reflect on the meaning of v…


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Art Exhibit – Serving Life

Since 2013, the community arts collective Hidden Voices has collaborated with people on death rows across the country to envision a multi-arts project able to generate the civic will to revision …


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Exhibition – Serving Life: Re-Visioning Justice

Organized by the NC non-profit Hidden Voices, the Ruby presents Serving Life in collaboration with Duke Chapel. This month-long exhibit aims to challenge assumptions about guilt and innocence and to …


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Ciompi Quartet: "Remembered, Imagined, Re-imagined" with Eliza Bagg, soprano

Program includes Steve Reich: Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape; Claudio Monteverdi: Two songs arr. for Soprano & String Quartet; and the world premiere of Daniel Wohl's New Work for …


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Film Screening - "Pig Film"

In an empty world, a solitary female mechanically follows the protocols of a factory hog farm. Her labors are sporadically punctuated by musical rhapsodies as she moves toward the impending end. Is …


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American Ballet Theatre Masterclass

The American Ballet Theatre will offer a masterclass in advanced ballet technique. All community dancers ages 16 and up who train at an advanced/pre-professional or professional level in ballet are …


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Film Screening - "The Wild Pear Tree" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

North Carolina Premiere. The gorgeous backdrop of rolling country and idyllic farmland are cold comfort to the frustrated hero of The Wild Pear Tree. Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a …


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Ruby Fridays: Watercolors in Motion

Drop by the Ruby for a casual art talk and free lunch! Christopher Lam is a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering and also an avid watercolorist who enjoys painting city skylines and animals in …


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Bélo in concert

Haitian composer and guitarist Bélo (Jean Belony Murat) will give a free performance of his music in the Ruby Lounge of the Rubenstein Arts Center. His first album Lakou trankil (Quiet …


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Serving Life Exhibtion Reception

The nonprofit Human Kindness Foundation hosts a reception focused on the Serving Life exhibition. The foundation supports people in prison who wish to undertake spiritual practices.


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Encounters: with the Music of Our Time presents "A Forest Unfolding"

A Forest Unfolding," a collaborative cantata by Stephen Jaffe, Melinda Wagner, Eric Moe and David Kirkland Garner, with texts by Richard Powers, Anne Labastille, and others. Guest artists …


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Work-in-Progress: American Ballet Theatre Studio Company with Stefanie Batten Bland, Choreographer

In February 2018, Duke Performances unveiled an audacious three-year collaboration with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. Through its …


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Stew & The Negro Problem 'Notes of a Native Son'

Nearly forty years passed before the Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew realized that James Baldwin had changed his life. As a Los Angeles teenager, Stew loved Baldwin’s Go Tell It …


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Stew & The Negro Problem 'Notes of a Native Son'

Nearly forty years passed before the Tony Award-winning playwright and singer Stew realized that James Baldwin had changed his life. As a Los Angeles teenager, Stew loved Baldwin’s Go Tell It …


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Stew & The Negro Problem 'Notes of a Native Son'

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Stew & The Negro Problem 'Notes of a Native Son'

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