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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.

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
Spring 2021

Duke Arts Student Showcase

Duke’s theaters, galleries, and other arts venues are typically busiest in April! This year, we bring the buzz, artwork, and stages online. Join us Friday, April 16 at 7pm for the premiere of this produced special that highlights the artistic accomplishments of undergraduate students in our academic arts departments this spring.

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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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