The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Visiting Artists
Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts—Duke Arts, the Visiting Artist program at the Ruby hosts international, national, and local artists.
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Carl Pope
MAR 1 – JUL 1, 2021
Carl Pope is bringing “The Bad Air Smelled of Roses” (2004—), an ongoing installation about the presence and function of Blackness in society and nature, to Duke University. This silk screen and wheat paste iteration will be installed on the Rubix, a temporary structure for public art behind the Rubenstein Arts Center.
William Paul Thomas
JAN 6 – MAR 18, 2019
William Paul Thomas is a painter, photographer, and videographer based in Durham whose focus as a visual artist is making images that correspond directly to the people and experiences closest to him.
Nina Chanel Abney
FEB 19 – APR 2, 2018
The first visiting artist in the Ruby is Chicago-born painter Nina Chanel Abney, whose large-scale paintings take on some of today’s most pressing social justice issues.
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