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Selections from the Archive: Bill Seaman Print Retrospective

Admission is Free & Open to the Public
Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm | Sat-Sun: 1pm-6pm

"Selections from the Archive" is a print retrospective of the work of media artist, researcher, and Duke faculty member Bill Seaman. The retrospective covers nearly five decades of creative work, beginning with photographs taken in 1975 during Seaman's early years as an undergraduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and video work beginning in 1983. The exhibition will also feature the debut of Facets of the Ruby (2022), a new site-specific work featuring a generative poetic text about the Ruby and the diversity of the arts that are explored in the space.

"Selections from the Archive" is the first retrospective of Seaman's career and the largest single-artist exhibition to be installed in the Rubenstein Arts Center since it opened in 2018. The exhibition begins on Wednesday, February 1, and will run through Sunday, March 12, with selected artwork remaining on display through May.

"We are excited for the opportunity to transform the beautiful spaces within the Rubenstein Arts Center into a weeks-long celebration of the acclaimed work of our colleague, Bill Seaman. We hope that students and community members across Duke and Durham take this opportunity to visit the Ruby and immerse themselves in Bill's work." - Vice Provost for the Arts, John V. Brown