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Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design in new and inspiring ways.

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Shangri La is a unique and memorable introduction to Islamic art, culture and design. 

The museum is only accessible from the Honolulu Museum of Art, Thursday through Saturday by reservation only.

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Shangri La’s blog is the place where you can find stories every week about the globally significant art and conversations happening at our awe-inspiring museum and center in Honolulu.

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What's happening at the museum

  • exhibition

    A’aru // Field of Reeds Part I

    Guirguis’ exhibition A’aru // Field of Reeds Part I (A’aru refers to the ancient Egyptian afterlife) considers the complexities of human relationships, shared trauma and healing, and the building of futures in community. This exhibition is On View at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

    March 9, 2023 - June 18, 2023

  • exhibition

    Jordan Nassar: Lēʻahi

    Moroccan Gallery, Shangri La

    November 5, 2022 - May 27, 2023

  • residency

    Sandra Saenz

    An internationally-recognized makeup and visual artist, Sandra Saenz is disrupting the beauty industry and breaking stereotypes.

    August 13, 2023 - August 19, 2023

  • residency

    Navid Sinaki

    A video artist and author, Navid Sinaki, is crafting a unique and original story at Shangri La.

    October 1, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Acknowledgment of Place

Shangri La is within the ‘ili (subdivision) of Kapahulu in the ahupua‘a (land division) of Waikiki, in the moku (district) of Kona, on the mokupuni (island) of O‘ahu, in the paeʻāina (archipelago) of Hawaiʻi. It is with mindfulness and gratitude that the museum acknowledges this `āina (sacred land) as an Indigenous space whose original people are identified as kānaka maoli (Native Hawaiians). Her majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani yielded the Hawaiian Kingdom and its lands - under the threat of force and in protest- to the United States to avoid the bloodshed of her people. Acts of kānaka maoli healing, protest and rising continue today. Shangri La convenes artistic work that actively explores Hawaiʻi nei (this beloved place).

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