Duke University Chapel views the creative arts as both an expression of worship to God and an expression of human longing for God.


By creating art from the materials of creation, the creative arts reflect both the broken beauty and the glory of our created selves. Duke Chapel creates a space on campus for the artistic expression of the spiritual life by:

  • preserving the rich traditions of worship and sacred music, 
  • offering innovative opportunities for visual and performance arts, and
  • crafting student and community based programming for ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse aesthetic offerings.

We accomplish these goals with local, regional, and international partners, including: Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, Duke Visual and Media Arts, the Nasher Museum for Art, Duke Performances, the Center for Documentary Studies, and the larger Durham community.

Duke Chapel Arts are made possible in part by the Office of the President and the generosity of friends of the Chapel