Doris Duke's Shangri La
Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art will be the first comprehensive traveling exhibition of objects from Duke’s remarkable Hawaiian home, Shangri La. Situated amidst five acres of interlocking terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s Diamond Head, Shangri La powerfully reflects Duke’s life-long aesthetic passions. This exhibition brings together furnishings and objects, contemporary works by eight of Shangri La’s artists in residence, vintage photographs and films, documentation of the estate’s construction, architectural drawings, and ephemera exploring the history and experience of this remarkable place. A 216-page catalogue published by Skira Rizzoli accompanies the exhibition.

Lead Sponsorship: Nancy and Martin Cohen.

Major Sponsorship: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Supporting Sponsorship: Bally Technologies.

Sponsorship: Jeanne and Alan Blach, Denise and Tim Cashman, and Enid A. Oliver, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Additional Sponsorship: Northern Nevada International Center.

This exhibition was organized by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Doris Duke, photo by Martin Munkacsi, 1939. Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Syrian Room at Shangri La, Honolulu. © Tim Street-Porter 2011. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i.