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Exhibition Opening Sherin Guirguis: A’aru // Field of Reeds Part II

March 18, 2023 - March 18, 2023
Join us in celebrating the opening of A’aru // Field of Reeds Part II by Artist-in-Residence, Sherin Guirguis
Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM HST

Sherin Guirguis

Multimedia artist, Sherin Guirguis, creates projects that prompt dialogue about power, agency, and social transformation among audiences.

During the two weeks of her residency, Sherin Guirguis has been creating a mixed media work on-site at Shangri La – transforming the museum’s Playhouse into her studio to produce an original work in response to the museum and her research into landscapes, identity, and gender. The artwork will be displayed on-site at Shangri La during the opening of her exhibition, A’aru // Field of Reeds.

A’aru // Field of Reeds Part I is on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Arts of the Islamic World Gallery now through June 18, 2023.

A’aru // Field of Reeds Part II will be on display at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, Mughal Gallery.

A’aru, referring to the ancient Egyptian afterlife, considers the complexities of human relationships, shared trauma and healing, and the building of futures in community.  

Light refreshments and beverages will be served by Middle Eats.


Shangri La will provide shuttle service from Kapiolani Community College (KCC), parking lot A (see map). Please check-in at 4:30pm as shuttles will depart KCC at 4:45pm. Shuttles will return guests to KCC around 7:45 pm.

Please note there is no parking at Shangri La or in the surrounding neighborhood. No access will be granted to guests arriving at Shangri La directly (no walking, Uber or other vehicles).

Children 8 and above welcome.

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