Window Shade, "Hawaii", 1938–39 Hand painted on canvas. Gift of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 2009-17-3.
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Hawaii shows a female dancing the Hula on a pedestal. She is surrounded by tropical motifs including palm tree, dolphins, pineapple, tropical fish, and volcanic mountains. Located beneath her are a figure on a surfboard and three bowls of poi. Hawaii is the birthplace of the hula dance and surfing.