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.
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba
SEP 1 – 15, 2019
Mexico-City based artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba will be in-residence in the Ruby to transform the gallery into a space that questions how contemporary art can be used to understand extreme economic realities.
Édouard Duval-Carrié
SEP 15 – NOV 15, 2018
Miami-based Haitian artist Édouard Duval-Carrié is in Durham for Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, an event series paired with an art exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery (on view through mid-November).
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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