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Doris Duke’s Shangri La:
Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Barbara and Tad Danz Gallery | Floor 3

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 Sponsor

Nancy and Martin Cohen

Major Sponsor

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Supporting Sponsor

Bally Technologies


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

Additional Sponsor

Northern Nevada International Center


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