Raucous drag shows, dazzling Broadway performances, a smorgasbord of food: Duke in New York: Arts, Culture and Performance isn’t just a study away program, it’s a feast for the senses. Falling in love with the city is a familiar American story, and New York didn’t hold back on the charm for these program alumni. “My favorite part of the city overall is how creatively rich it is with opportunities (especially in fashion) at every corner,” said Sydney Reede, a sophomore who participated last semester. Hoping to work in… read more about Experiencing New York's Arts Culture for Credit »

Works by AAH&VS Visual Arts faculty Guiding Statement: Structural racism, the product of centering whiteness, is present in all aspects of the academy, and as members of this intellectual and professional community we have a responsibility to take antiracist actions to dismantle it. One key area where we can enact change is in our teaching. Today in this Forum we will move towards antiracist pedagogy in our department. Spring 2022… read more about Art, Art History & Visual Studies Antiracism Initiative »

The Architecture of Ideas: The Life and Work of Ranulph Glanville, Cybernetician Bill Seaman Professor Bill Seaman’s new book, The Architecture of Ideas: The Life and Work of Ranulph Glanville, Cybernetician, was recently published by Imprint Academic. The Architecture of Ideas includes a text by Bill Seaman, the editor of this collection, called “Composing Composing,” which explores a number of Glanville’s texts in a pointed fashion. Late in his life Ranulph began to use the poetic term… read more about New Faculty Publication »

From China to modern Palestine, from Renaissance Europe to Reagan’s America of the 1980s, new books by Duke faculty will take you on a fascinating journey through time and space. We present a selection of books published in late 2021. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk in Perkins Library. Some are available as e-books for quick download. Most can also be purchased through the Gothic Bookshop. [Duke Today will provide… read more about Dance, Spirituality and Black Art: Books by Duke Authors Warm This Winter  »

Students in Shambhavi Kaul's "Expanded Cinema" course created immersive, large-scale installations in the Rubenstein Arts Center in Fall 2021. Their work demonstrates the value of designated spaces for instructional arts learning, experimentation, and practice. read more about Expanded Cinema »

Two Duke University students and one Duke Kunshan University student -- have been named Schwarzman Scholars, a program that funds one year of study in Beijing.  They are among 151 scholars that will begin the program in August of 2022.  Seniors Jessica Edelson and Jessie Xu are recipients from the Durham campus. Wanying He, a senior in Duke Kunshan University’s inaugural undergraduate class, has become the first student from DKU to be named a Schwarzman Scholar. The scholars develop leadership skills through a funded one… read more about Three Students from Duke, Duke Kunshan Receive Schwarzman Scholarships for Graduate Study in China »

Graduate Student-Organized Symposium “Inclusion/Exclusion: A Panel on Cultural Practices and Responses to Otherness and Marginalization.” This year’s event will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 19, from 1-5 PM EST   Schedule of presentations:  1:00 PM Introduction with opening remarks by Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke University 1:20 PM Zirwat Chowdhury,… read more about ARPEGGIO »

A new sculpture years in the making by Duke professor Stephen Hayes honoring Black soldiers in the Civil War will be unveiled at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, this Saturday, Nov. 13. The museum was the site of the Battle of Forks Road, a Civil War skirmish whose victory was won by the United States Colored Troops and led to the fall of Wilmington. Hayes, assistant professor of the practice of art, art history & visual studies at Duke, created "Boundless," a life-size bronze sculpture, from the cast features… read more about Duke Artist's Tribute to Civil War Black Union Soldiers to be Unveiled in Wilmington »

Sometimes the challenge isn’t finding your passion, but figuring out how to follow it. For first-year student Noelle Garrick, that challenge just got a little easier. In fall 2021, the Departments of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Computer Science introduced a new interdepartmental major in Computational Media. The major includes 14 courses — seven from Computer Science and seven from Visual and Media Studies. “We found that a lot of undergraduate students were already creating their own interdepartmental… read more about Art Meets Tech in New Major »