Growing a
culture for art at Duke
The arts thrive at Duke. Academic programs, critically acclaimed organizations and visiting artists create connections between campus, the Durham community, and international thinkers, makers, and performers.
Pictured above: A visitor at the Rubenstein Arts Center takes in “Sinewaves in the Triangle,” an interactive multimedia installation by Duke staff member and artist Christopher Scully-Thurston. Photo by Robert Zimmerman.
The Office of the
Vice-Provost for the Arts
The Vice Provost for the Arts is charged with transforming the arts at Duke. This office works with academic, student and community arts programs to embed art into the mainstream Duke experience.
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34ARTS DEGREES, MINORS, AND CERTIFICATES
31VISITING ARTISTS SUPPORTED IN 2019–2020
98TOTAL ARTS FACULTY
A LOOK BACK
Duke Arts Impact Report, 2020–2021
In celebration of our arts community's resilience during the pandemic, we share highlights, achievements, and stories from the last year. “May we always remember that art and artists are essential. The past year proved that beyond a doubt,” writes Vice Provost for the Arts John Brown.
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Reflecting on Art amidst COVID-19
upcoming events
VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS
POSTPONED: Exhibition: "there are gardens at the margins"
September 13, 2021 — 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
ARTS
Carillon Weekday Recital
October 25, 2021 — 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
HUMANITIES
Roundtable Event
October 26, 2021 — 3:15 AM – 4:30 AM
VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS
Sleight of Hand at the East Campus Oasis
October 26, 2021 — 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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News
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Latest stories in the arts at Duke. Published by Duke Arts and around the web.
Announcing the 2021-22 StudioDuke Student Cohort
OCTOBER 25, 2021
Meet the Fall 2021 Creative Arts Student Team (CAST)
OCTOBER 20, 2021
Q&A with Maureen Farrell ‘01, Reporter, The New York Times
OCTOBER 04, 2021
In Scott Lindroth’s New Musical Work “T120,” the Extraordinary Meets the Mundane
OCTOBER 04, 2021
People of Duke ArtsMeet the people behind the arts at Duke and discover their inspirations, tips for finding community on campus, and more.





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