Tupac Shakur’s life and times will be on display in Los Angeles with the backing of the Shakur estate along with other cities to be announced according to Deadline.
The project has been reportedly in the work for years. According to the press release from The Shakur Estate, the exhibit will run for a limited time only, but is slated to visit a number of U.S. and international cities over the next couple of years.
“Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free” is scheduled to open Jan. 21 in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale at wakemewhenimfree.com beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Fans can sign up online for access to pre-sale tickets. It is located at The Canvas @ L.A. Live in what the New York Times describes as “a newly built, temporary 20,000-square-foot space.”
Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free “will showcase Shakur’s music, poetry and never before seen artifacts in a 20,000 square foot curated space akin to a contemporary art museum.”
The exhibition is slated to deliver an experience that will “delve into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art, as the exhibit educates and enlightens attendees through a labyrinth of emotions, as they take this journey through his extraordinary life.”
Curated by Nwaka Onwusa, the Chief Curator and Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Jeremy Hodges of the Project Art Collective, Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free comes four years after Shakur was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first solo hip-hop artist to be recognized for inclusion in his first eligible year. And 25 years after his death in 1996, the museum experience in honor of the “Changes” rapper is a testament to the impact he left on the world in a short period of time.