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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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Dust of the Zulu | Exhibition

This immersive installation incorporating sound, photography, and video brings twenty-five years of award-winning ethnomusicological fieldwork in South Africa to life.


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MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition: Felicity E. Palma

As part of the MFA|EDA Class of 2019 thesis exhibitions, Palma presents, Fra la Medusa e l’Abisso (Between Medusa and the Abyss).


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Ruby Friday | Esther Gabara: The Making of Pop América

Esther Gabara, professor of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke, gives insights into the development of Pop América, 1965-1975, an exhibition of nearly 100 …


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"Les rendez-vous d’Anna" (1978) | Chantal Akerman | New Restoration

Les rendez-vous d’Anna (Chantal Akerman, 1978, 127 min, France/Belgium, French with English subtitles, color, DCP) -- Introduced by Camille Chanod (Romance Studies) In one of A…


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AMI Faculty Filmmaker Spotlight

Instructors from Duke University's Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) screen and discuss their latest work. Total run time: approx. 80 min Q&A to follow with faculty filmmakers


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Ruby Friday | Sculptor Stephen Hayes

Hayes, a Durham native currently teaching sculpture at Duke, will talk about his journey as an artist and his work, including his touring memorial to African lives consumed by the Atlantic slave …


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DukeCreate Workshop: Punch Needle Rug Hooking

Learn the art of punch needle rug hooking at the Arts Annex! Open to the Durham community (Open to anyone ages 18 & up; ages 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Check out other DukeCreate …


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Ruby Friday | Puppetry and the Healing Arts

Meet Marina Tsaplina, co-director of Duke’s Reimagining Medicine project, and learn about the unique role puppetry can play in creating happier, more empathetic health care …


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Ruby Friday | Environmental Imagery: Effective Messaging with Artistic Media

In a talk coinciding with the third annual Enviro-Art Gallery, creator and curator Cameron Oglesby will share what she’s learned about raising environmental awareness with art. Ruby …


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Ruby Friday | Experiments from DocX at the Center for Documentary Studies

Learn about the latest from DocX, the digital lab at the Center for Documentary Studies, including a new website with an analog feel that showcases decades of the Center’s best …


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