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.
John Felix Arnold
OCT 1 – 17, 2021
Brooklyn, NY-based artist John Felix Arnold returns to Durham, his hometown, to create a new piece of immersive artwork in the entryway of the Ruby closest to the WXDU studio.
Saleem Reshamwala (Kid Ethnic) and Tarish Pipkins (Jeghetto)
JAN 27 – FEB 1, 2020
Join the Innovation Co-Lab as we invite Saleem Reshamwala and Tarish Pipkins for a week of workshops in puppetry and filmmaking, culminating in the production of a short film involving an army of cloned puppets and maybe a dragon?
Julia Gartrell
NOV 4, 2019 – JAN 29, 2020
Durham visual artist Julia Gartrell will develop the Radical Repair Workshop while in residence in the Ruby. The Radical Repair Workshop is a pop-up art experience that will encourage you to reconsider your relationship to mending, sentimental objects, single-use items, and radical (potentially non-functional) modes of repair.
Alex Sopp
SEP 21 – 28, 2019
New York-based flutist and interdisciplinary artist Alex Sopp—an “admired new music mainstay”—has commissioned, premiered, and recorded with some of the most exciting composers and songwriters of our time.
Raquel Salvatella de Prada & Merrill Shatzman
AUG 5 – SEP 3, 2019
Raquel Salvatella de Prada and Merrill Shatzman are developing Endangered Landscapes, a multimedia installation that raises awareness of the threatened status of Utah’s Grand-Escalante National Monument through combining aerial photography, prints, animation, and video.
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