As it celebrates its first birthday, the Rubenstein Arts Center is becoming the campus hub for the creation of art. We tell its story here through the eyes of some of the people who use it most.
In March 2011, renowned composer Steve Reich spent an evening at a downtown Durham watering hole discussing his newest work, which would premiere later that week at Page Auditorium at Duke. As a crowd filed into the Pinhook that night, Scott Lindroth stood outside, attempting to synthesize what he was seeing.
From the outside, nothing about Buchanan House advertises its importance. The two-story 1920s clapboard perches on the wooded edge of the George Mason University campus, barely inviting a passing glance. But inside, in a jumble of forgotten files, Duke historian Nancy MacLean found a fresh take on a critical American story: the rise of the “radical right.”