Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design in new and inspiring ways.
Visit Shangri La
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.
Exhibition Open Now: #8x8_shangrila_23
A spectacular exhibition of Hawai‘i artists responding to the theme of continuum at Shangri La.
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 Foundation's statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
What's happening at the museum
A’aru // Field of Reeds Part IGuirguis’ 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
Shangri La Nowruz CelebrationJoin Shangri la in celebrating Nowruz on Saturday, March 25, 2023. This educational program will introduce attendees to Nowruz through the sharing of dance, music, food, drinks, and poetry.
March 25, 2023
Who's at the museum
Robert KarimiRobertFaridKarimi designs games and interactive performance experiences to spark audiences/players, in all manner of civic spaces, to imagine worlds of mutual community nourishment.
May 20, 2023 - May 28, 2023