Duke Arts: John Brown, Duke’s new vice provost for the arts, gives a special welcome to the Class of 2024!

“I’m excited to see what we’ll create together. I’m excited to join you in rising to the challenges that we face and moving through them together.”—John V. Brown, JD, Vice Provost for the Arts

Special thanks to the Nasher Museum of Art, Pitchforks and Out of the Blue (Duke student a cappella groups), and Todd Bashore ’94 for contributing video of art created during the pandemic. Creative and post-production support by Aravind Ragupathi Media and The Chronicle’s Pitch Story Lab.

Music: “Birk’s Works” (Dizzy Gillespie) by Nnenna Freelon on her GRAMMY-nominated album “Shaking Free” (Concord, 1996), with John Brown on bass.