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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What's happening at the museum
Concert by the SeaShangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design and PAʻI Foundation come together for Concert by the Sea, a one-night fundraising event for the people of Maui at Shangri La. Proceeds will be distributed through the PA'I Foundation's Kōkua Nā Hono a ʻo Piʻilani fund to support individuals and cultural organizations impacted by the August fires on Maui.
September 30, 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).