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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.

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.

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Health & Safety Measures

Shangri La is committed to the health and safety of our visitors and staff and require compliance with our safety guidelines while onsite. Learn more about visiting us safely.

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Residency: Jordan Nassar

Visual artist Jordan Nassar will be an artist-in-residence at Shangri La, splitting his time between Shangri La and his studio in Brooklyn, NY to create original work for a special exhibition to open at the museum in November 2022.

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Now Live: #8x8_shangrila_22

A spectacular exhibition of Hawai‘i artists responding to the theme of connection at Shangri La.

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Now Live: American Muslim Futures

A groundbreaking online exhibition envisioning a just future.

American Muslim Futures Exhibition

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.


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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 kānaka`āina (original people), are today identified as kānaka maoli (Native Hawaiians). Shangri La further recognizes that her majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani yielded the Hawaiian Kingdom and these territories, under duress and protest, to the United States to avoid the bloodshed of her people; peaceful and inspiring acts of kānaka maoli protest, assertions of sovereignty, and practices of cultural healing and rising continue today.

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