Thursday, September 26, 7 PM / Learn more about Islamic architecture, gardens, religion and art, and Doris Duke’s relationship to these themes as expressed through her Islamic art collection housed in her Honolulu home, Shangri La. Panelists are Glaire Anderson, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain at Duke University; and Judith Ernst, artist and writer; moderated by miriam cooke, Braxton Craver Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. Reception to follow.  

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Image: Iranian, Pair of doors (detail), late 19th century. Wood, pigments, varnish and metal hardware; approximately 77½ x 20¼ x 1¾ inches (196.9 x 51.4 x 4.4 cm). © 2004 David Franzen. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art is organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is also providing support for its presentation at the Nasher Museum and national tour. Additional support for the exhibition’s presentation is provided by an anonymous donor, Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, and Stearns Financial Group.

Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, the Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.

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