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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 processional dance led by Duke Dance faculty kicks off the fourth bi-annual conference of the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) from the Nasher Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden to the Rubenstein Arts Center.

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
COVID-19 Information & Update

Events Through May 7 Cancelled, Spaces Closed

"The arts are best experienced in community with one another, and I know this pause on our regular arts programming will be a challenging experience—but your safety is Duke's top priority. Art is also a balm for the soul during uncertain times."—Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts

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Made at Duke

9 students sit on a carpet in the Arc, a dance studio at Duke
New MFA Students

Meet the Inaugural MFA in Dance Cohort

Behind the Scenes

Heather Gordon, Artistic Data Miner

Visiting Artist

Beyond Broad Strokes: Renzo Ortega at the Ruby

Power Plant Gallery

People of Duke Arts: Vonnie Quest

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