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Shangri La is a center of global transformation building a more creative, equitable and sustainable future.

Events that Inspire

Shangri La convenes inspiring conversations of local and global significance through its residencies, community programs and conversation series.

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A Creative Campus

Shangri La is excited to announce ASADI as Shangri La’s next Artist-in-Residence. ASADI is a Persian American Electronic Music Producer & Performance Artist from Columbus, Ohio.

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Equitable Futures

Many of the world's biggest problems today stem from systemic imbalances of wealth, access, and power. Solving them requires new approaches to leadership and capabilities to put forth transformative actions and policies that reimagine concepts of power and governance. In answer to this need, the Equitable Futures Fellowship is a new program from the Doris Duke Foundation and the East-West Center for leaders from a broad range of cultures and backgrounds. 

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Visionary Voices

Explore Shangri La’s YouTube channel for in-depth panel discussions, captivating performances, and engaging conversations.

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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 center in Honolulu.

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What's happening at our center

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    8x8: Source

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

    January 13, 2024 - June 1, 2024

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    Navid Sinaki: The Infinite Garden

    Honolulu Museum of Art, Arts of the Islamic World Gallery

    October 5, 2023 - June 23, 2024

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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