Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design through exhibitions, digital and educational initiatives, public tours and programs, and community partnerships.

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A tour of Shangri La is a unique and memorable experience designed to introduce the visitor to the world of Islamic art and architecture as interpreted through the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s collection and the architectural elements found throughout Shangri La.

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Discover Our Extensive Collection

The DDFIA collection of Islamic art is characterized by a number of distinct sub-collections. Considered here are notable highlights, including tilework, Qajar Iranian art in all media, late Ottoman Syrian interiors and associated furnishings, textiles and carpets, and commissions and architectural recreations associated with Shangri La specifically.

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The majority of the DDFIA’s collection of about 2,500 objects is housed at Shangri La, many of which are embedded into the structure of the buildings.

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Artist Residencies

Shangri La hosts invited artists and scholars whose work is related to, complements and advances the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures.

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Shangri La Tour Office, Honolulu Museum of Art


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