Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design in new and inspiring ways.
Black Lives Matter
As the righteous outrage over racial injustice and systemic oppression grows in this moment, we invite you to join us in supporting the tireless work countering these issues, in amplifying the voices and strategies for change from Black leaders and Black-led organizations in your networks, and in kneeling, standing or marching in solidarity with the movement to end white supremacy and inequities embedded in the fabric of our nation.
Here is a list of resources to start.
Here is the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Update: Shangri La is closed to the public, but open online
October 1, 2020
Shangri La is temporarily closed to the public through 2020. Follow and connect with us on social media! Enjoy our new online exhibition American Muslim Futures or the Kamran Samimi exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art! Explore our collection and educational resources! Visit our Google Arts & Culture page to take a Google Streetview tour of the museum or discover past exhibitions! We look forward to announcing when we will be welcoming you back to the museum - until then, we wish you abundant health, happiness and hope.
What's happening at the museum
American Muslim FuturesAmerican Muslim Futures is an online exhibition of work that pairs the creativity of visual and performing artists with the conviction of civil rights advocates to realize new civic futures where all Americans live free from hate and discrimination. This exhibition is a collaboration between Shangri La and Muslim Advocates
September 21, 2020 - December 31, 2020
A Conversation with Shangri La Artist-in-Residence Kamran SamimiJoin Shangri La Artist-in-Residence, Kamran Samimi, in conversation with Dr. Leslee Michelsen, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, as they discuss Samimi’s show, In Stillness, an exhibition of new work at the Honolulu Museum of Art that explores instances of change, transformation, and the passage of time.
October 29, 2020 - October 29, 2020
Kamran SamimiKamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe on Hawai‘i Island, with an Iranian/Scandinavian background. Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively around Hawai‘i, the continental US, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in sculpture and print media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020