March 12, 2020Aloha, friends - Effective tomorrow--Friday, March 13--Shangri La will be closed to the public until further notice. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors and support local, national and international efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. While there are no suspected or confirmed cases connected to the museum, we believe that this decision is in the best interest of public health. We look forward to announcing when we’ll be welcoming our visitors back to the museum!
February 27, 2020We are under construction (again)! Please note that from March to May 2020, the Mughal Gallery and other areas of Shangri La may be closed to the public due to construction. Tours may experience minor interruptions during this period. Thank you for your understanding as Shangri La improves the visitor experience!
February 12, 2020The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced today that after 15 years with the foundation, and 12 years as President and CEO, Ed Henry will step down in December 2020.
October 3, 2019At the Shangri La museum in Honolulu, curators are redefining their vision of the genre and reaching out to new visitors (and visiting artists).
July 30, 2019
East-West Center Senior Journalists Seminar at Shangri La: Bridging Gaps Between the United States and the Muslim WorldOn August 25 and 26, 2011, 12 senior writers, reporters, editors and television producers from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the United States gathered in the Playhouse at Shangri La to discuss U.S. Muslim relations, Islam in Asia, religious diversity, and the problems journalists covering these issues face.
November 2, 2018Archives can be an invaluable resource for understanding an object’s history of ownership or how object identities are constructed. This is certainly the case with Shangri La’s collection of artifacts previously owned by the eminent Armenian art dealer Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951).
October 23, 2018In honor of American Archives Month, this blog series will peer into Shangri La’s historical records to reflect on past and present object transformations and discoveries from its collection.
September 17, 2018Every year, Shangri La closes to the public to perform important conservation, maintenance and landscaping work. What will we be doing during this year? Making improvements to the front entrance, repaving a portion of the main driveway, termite tenting, gallery rotations, collections photography, and so much more!