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Preserving a Home Built in 1937: Limited Tour Availability in April

When you are 80 years old, sometimes you need a little time to work on preserving what you have . . . during the months of April and May 2017, Shangri La will be closing parts of the historic house to the public on a limited basis to accommodate the resurfacing of the roof and other scheduled maintenance. From Wednesday, April 5 to Friday, April 28, public tours will only be available on Saturdays: April 8, 15 and 22. The weekday tour schedule will resume on April 26, contingent on the completion of our maintenance projects. Please contact our institutional partner, the Honolulu Museum of Art at (808) 532-3853, for updates regarding the availability of tours.

When we do reopen to the public, ongoing construction may impact the tour experience during either April or May. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as the Shangri La experience is improved and preserved.

In the meantime, we encourage you to connect with us in other ways! There’s a virtual tour available on our website, as well as access to over 500 objects from our collection. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a day-to-day, behind-the-scenes glimpse at Shangri La.

You can still check out the works completed by our former artists in residence, Eko Nugroho and Mohammed Kazem, at the Hub of the Honolulu Biennial and at the ARTS at Mark’s Garage, respectively.

Bonus: we will be welcoming a new artist in residence, Noorjehan Bilgrami, from May 4-19. Her exhibition, Under the Molsri Tree, which was planned in collaboration with the Honolulu Museum of Art will open on May 18. Stay tuned to our blog and social media for the latest news and updates from Shangri La!