A Center for Islamic Arts & Cultures
Shangri La is a center for Islamic arts and cultures offering guided tours, residencies for scholars and artists, and programs for the purpose of improving understanding of the Islamic world.
History: Doris Duke & Shangri La
The history of Shangri La is the story of people, place and place-making. The interaction of the dramatic Hawaiian landscape, modernist architecture, Islamic art and the legacy of the founder continue to animate Shangri La today.


DDFIA was created in 1998 to promote the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures and is a grantee of DDCF. DDFIA manages Shangri La, which was Doris Duke’s home in Honolulu that today houses her collection of Islamic art.

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