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Mark this on your calendar! Head over to the world-famous Nasher Museum of Art in Durham this Thursday for a unique Historic Happy Hour event, hosted by Preservation Durham. Enjoy drinks before taking a private tour of the Doris Duke’s Shangri-La exhibit. Shangri La, which began as a secluded place of rest for philanthropist Doris Duke, was was transformed into a home for her many works of Islamic art. Doris Duke’s Shangri La is the first exhibition to allow audiences, beyond visitors to the house, the opportunity to experience Shangri La’s distinctive blend of architecture, landscape and Islamic art. The collection includes 60 works of Islamic art featured alongside architectural sketches, archival photographs and videos and large-scale color photographs of the estate. In addition, eight artists who have participated in Shangri La’s artist-in-residence program have contributed new work to the exhibition. Created in a variety of media, this art captures their different responses to Shangri La’s site, its collections and Doris Duke’s enduring legacy as a collector. This vibrant exhibit closes at the end of December, so Historic Happy Hour is the perfect reason to catch it now! Click here for more information.

Historic Happy Hour at the Nasher Museum of Art

December 12, 2013: 5:30-7:30, Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive

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