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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: The Ruby was a PPE production site this summer and now is home to safe (in-person and hybrid) art practice teaching.

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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  • 34 Arts Degrees, Minors, and Certificates
    Undergraduate and graduate programs leverage the resources of a top research university
  • 31 Visiting Artists supported in 2019–2020
    Hosted by departments across Duke with our support
  • 98 Total arts faculty
    Lead our culture of creative innovation
Highlights from Across Duke

Duke Arts Impact Report, 2019–2020

In thanks for your support of the arts at Duke, we share last year's stories and milestones. "During the pandemic, the world—like Duke—has changed. Yet our arts community has never been more resilient—nor more vital."—Vincent E. Price, President, Duke University

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Reflecting on Art amidst COVID-19

Felix Arnold wearing work gloves and posing in front of his work in the Ruby painting studio
Visual Art

Bits and Pieces of Durham, and Life, as Art

From the Classroom

Duke Class Experiences "RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!"

Dario Robleto reading
Artistic Practice

Art’s Radical Capacity for Care and Reciprocity

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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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