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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 Duke engineering class visits study storage at the Nasher Museum to look at ancient American art with Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives. Photo by Jared Lazarus.

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

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

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Latest stories in the arts at Duke. Published by Duke Arts and around the web.

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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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