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June 24, 2023
Nature, Art & Native Knowledge
SHANGRI LA MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, CULTURE & DESIGN PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL NATURE, ART & NATIVE KNOWLEDGE EVENT
Artists, innovators, indigenous and community leaders to connect on reciprocal relationships with nature and lessons Hawaiʻi has for the world
Honolulu–Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design announces the first convening of its Nature, Art & Native Knowledge discussions on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
The Doris Duke Foundation is a leading national funder of conservation and of the arts, and also the owner of 2700-acre environmental center Duke Farms in New Jersey. The foundation has recently helped lead a $100 million philanthropic commitment to support indigenous-led conservation.
Discussions at Saturday's event will focus on reciprocal relationships with nature, and Hawaiʻi's lessons for the world when it comes to topics like biodiversity, climate and equity. Guests will hear about challenges and successes, and be inspired across a range of backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives.
Colleagues from across the Doris Duke Foundation, including Duke Farms and the environmental grantmaking program, will be joining in the discussions alongside knowledgeable and inspiring guests.
“The Doris Duke Foundation’s Shangri La is a place for personal and societal transformation, and we are honored to convene a vital conversation at the intersections of nature, art and native knowledge,” said Meredith Artley, Shangri La Executive-in-Residence and Interim Executive Director. “Hawaiʻi is a place of both great duress and great hope for the natural world. We are honored to convene esteemed guests to explore this topic and connect with each other.”