[Doris Duke and James Cromwell by the Jali Pavilion at Shangri La, 1939.
Photo by Martin Munkacsi, copyright The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.]
[H. Drewry Baker; Wyeth & King, Architects. Conceptual drawing of Playhouse at Shangri La, late 1930s. Image is from Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.]
Expect to see plenty of coverage here in the next few months and beyond -- including a look at the exhibition catalogue, Doris Duke's Shangri La: A House in Paradise. After the run at MAD, the show will travel to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach (March 16 – July 15, 2013), the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University (August 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014), the University of Michigan Museum of Art (January 25 – May 4, 2014), the Nevada Museum of Art (May 31 – September 7, 2014), and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (October 23 – December 28, 2014), before wrapping up near Shangri La, at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts (March 4 – July 5, 2015).
In the meantime, if you're in New York this month, Doris Duke as style icon will be explored during a free MAD panel discussion on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. Participants include Wendy Goodman (I expect she'll address Duke's relationship with Tony Duquette) and Jeannine Falino, MAD adjunct curator.
Related past post: The Suite Life.