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: The Class of 2025 celebrated their first week on campus with the Duke Arts Block Party, featuring arts activities at the Rubenstein Arts Center and the Nasher Museum of Art.
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
University Worship
September 19, 2021 — 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
FEATURED
Bach Series Concert
September 19, 2021 — 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
ARTS
Carillon Weekday Recital
September 20, 2021 — 5:00 PM – 5:15 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.
Q&A with Nathaniel Hill ‘12, Founder & President, Broadway Plus
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
Q&A with Jon Steinlauf ‘79, Chief US Advertising Sales Officer, Discovery Inc.
SEPTEMBER 06, 2021
Organizing Against Climate Change Through Sustainable Art
AUGUST 30, 2021
Q&A with Marina Poole ‘17, Video Editor, MasterClass
AUGUST 30, 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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