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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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Film Screening - "Burning"

Lee Chang-dong, 2018, 148 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles & English. Based on Haruki Murakami's short story "Barn Burning," the sixth feature from Korean auteur Lee …


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Ruby Friday / Arts & Context | The State of the Art of Ballet

A conversation between award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland—at Duke to create a new dance on the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company—and the company’s …


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n Conversation: Stefanie Batten Bland with Sascha Radetsky

In this special Friday-afternoon conversation at Duke's Rubenstein Arts Center, award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Artistic Director Sascha …


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Film Screening - "Jurassic Park"

The prehistoric and the state-of-the-art meet in Spielberg's game-changing adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel. Come for the CGI dino-spectacle but stay for the peerless ensemble cast, including …


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American Ballet Theatre Master Class with Sascha Radetsky

This master class is part of Duke's three-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre. Capacity is limited. Pre-registration required.


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Film Screening - "The Tree of Life"

Terrence Malick, 2011, 139 min.Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer …


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Ruby Friday | Community as Creator: Contrasting Experiences, New Sounds

Bassist Hilliard Greene and violist Stephanie Griffin create musical improvisations that bridge the jazz and classical music traditions. They’ll discuss their work together and create new …


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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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DukeCreate Workshop: Drawing

Learn the basics of drawing with charcoal & pencil in this free workshop. This event is open to the Durham community (anyone ages 18 & up; ages 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Check …


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CDS Shortwave Launch Party

This event celebrates the official launch and "transmission" of CDS Shortwave, a project of the Center for Documentary Studies' DocX lab. The experimental website showcases the documentary …


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Ruby Friday | Puppeteer Tarish Pipkins

Learn about the art and artistry of renowned puppeteer Tarish Pipkins and watch him bring some of his fabulous creations to life. Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most F…


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Artist Talk – Folk Masters: A Portrait of America

Duke Arts and the NC Arts Council are collaborating over a new documentary photography opportunity this spring, and are kicking off the project with a special visiting artist talk and an info …


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Folk Masters: A Portrait of America

In this artist talk and information session hosted by Duke Arts and the NC Arts Council, Barry Bergey and Tom Pich will discuss their documentary portrait book, Folk Masters: A Portrait of America, …


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Ruby Friday | The Calla Campaign: The Art of Self-Exploration

Students involved in the Calla Campaign will talk about how a new medical device became the basis for an exhibit focused on self-exploration and what was learned along the way. Ruby Fridays …


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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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Ruby Friday | Finding Why: Art Making After Duke

Visual artist and Duke alumna Rebecca Kuzemchak will talk about her experiences making art at Duke and her evolving sense of purpose as an artist. Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at …


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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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Jeanne Liotta: Past/Present/Live

Jeanne Liotta visits with a program of short experimental films that exist in the curious intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. Program highlights include Lilly Library's newest …


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Ruby Friday | The Least of These: Personal Icons Made Public

As part of a creative residency in the Ruby, painter William Paul Thomas will illuminate the ties and distinctions between three ongoing projects. Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at …


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DukeCreate Workshop: Screen Printing

Learn the basics of screen printing on paper and textiles. Open to the Durham community (anyone ages 18 & up; ages 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Check out other DukeCreate workshops at …


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Film Screening - "The Wandering Soap Opera"

Raúl Ruiz, 2017, 80 min, Chile, Spanish with English subtitles. In 1990, Ruiz conducted six days of acting workshops and filming in his native Chile, yielding a small wealth of 16mm …


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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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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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