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'Doris Duke's Shangri La' closes Sunday at Barnsdall Art Park
'Doris Duke's Shangri La' closes Sunday at Barnsdall Art Park

Tobacco heiress, philanthropist, competitive surfer and wartime journalist Doris Duke (1912-1993) just might be the original 20th century bohemian chic goddess. In 1936, the globetrotting art collector purchased a 4.9-acre oceanfront property on the south shore of Oahu and began to build the now-legendary Shangri La, to accommodate the vast and historic collection of Islamic art and antiques from her travels. The exquisite home, which incorporates handcrafted architectural ceilings, doors, tiles and decorative marble jali screens from India and Morocco, as well as mother-of-pearl- and ivory-inlaid wooden furniture from Iran and Syria, has long been an inspiration to travelers, artists and...

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