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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 honored to announce Taimane as this Summer's Artist-in-Residence. ʻUkulele virtuoso and songwriter, Taimane, is best known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ʻukulele, merging a wide-array of genres, from Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, summoning a seemingly limitless palette of emotions via an instrument previously viewed as restricted.

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FestPAC 2024

Shangri La was honored to be an official sponsor of FestPAC 2024 to support the bringing together of global leaders and cultural stewards from across Oceana to share space for transformative dialogue, inspiration, and cross-cultural connection to shape a flourishing future for the Pacific.

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Transformative Conversations

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

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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