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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 photo by Fati Abubakar MFA EDA '20 in "African in America." Congratulations to all Class of 2020 graduates!

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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  • 32 Arts Degrees, Minors, and Certificates
    Duke Arts programs leverage the resources of a top research university
  • 68 Visiting Artists supported in 2018–2019
    Hosted by departments across Duke with our support
  • 105 Total arts faculty
    52 are practicing professional artists
Duke Arts Offerings for Home

Art & Artists Are Essential

Artists within and around the Duke University community remind us of the full spectrum of our creative power and our resilience as we navigate this new environment. We invite you to explore or contribute to the “Arts & Artists Are Essential” collection of voices, opportunities, and offerings, or you can subscribe to receive weekly updates.

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Reflecting on Art amidst COVID-19

Sarah Wilbur speaking to a group
From the Classroom

Teaching as the Art World Changes Forever

Two dancers join in a curve

Working Together in Movement and Music

Dario Robleto reading
Artistic Practice

Art’s Radical Capacity for Care and Reciprocity

Jake Xerxes Fussell
Springtime in Pandemic

Enjoying the Arrival of the Hummingbirds

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Public programs in the arts from across campus and into Durham.

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The creative community in the Triangle runs deep and shares an entrepreneurial spirit—helping to make Duke and Durham incredible places to study and experience the arts.
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