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.
Nancy and Martin Cohen
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Jeanne and Alan Blach, Denise and Tim Cashman, and Enid A. Oliver, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Northern Nevada International Center
This exhibition was organized by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.