June 8, 2022Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design announces Zeshan B will be an artist-in-residence in 2022 from July 5-10. The Chicago-based singer and songwriter will center his residency around community engagement and empowerment, sharing his unique blend of American soul with cultural influences from India, Pakistan and the American civil rights movement. During his residency, Zeshan B will host community workshops and perform in two live concerts.
September 30, 2021The Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design today announced it would reopen to the general public on October 7, 2021. The highly anticipated reopening will feature a new, self-guided tour experience and unveil the museum's latest exhibition space, the Qajar Gallery.
April 8, 2021Sanctuaries features several mixed media works on canvas, and a large, outdoor sculptural installation. Samimi is the first Hawaiʻi-based artist appointed Artist-in-Residence in the museum's history, which first opened to the public in 2002.
January 11, 2021The Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design today announced the launch of #8x8_shangrila, an extraordinary online exhibition featuring 16 artists from Hawaii to showcase the exceptional creativity that exists across the archipelago and its intersections with Islamic art and cultures throughout the Pacific.
January 11, 2021Samsher (Sam) Singh Gill, senior vice president and chief program officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has been selected as the next president and CEO of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Gill has also been elected a member of the DDCF board, and will additionally serve as president and CEO of the Duke Farms Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. He will assume these roles on April 1, 2021.