Tupac Shakur ‘Wake Me When I’m Free’ Museum Officially Open

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An immersive hybrid of a museum, art installation, and sensory experience exploring the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur is now in Los Angeles. The “Wake Me When I’m Free” exhibit will open at the Canvas at L.A. Live today (Jan. 21) for a limited time.

The experience was born from a creative collaboration between Hodges, founder of the firm Project Art Collective, and Nwaka Onwusa, chief curator and vice president of curatorial affairs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

“It is a privilege to be a part of such a monumental project,” creative director Jeremy Hodges shared in a statement. “Tupac Shakur was my Malcolm; he was my Martin, and to build an experience that honors such a prolific man cannot be summed up in words.”

A press release describes Wake Me When I’m Free as “part museum, part art installation, part sensory experience,” and notes that the life of Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur, who was a member of the Black Panthers, has a significant presence in its narrative. Its creative director Jeremy Hodges has previously worked with the likes of Drake and Jay-Z. Hodges developed Wake Me When I’m Free alongside Nwaka Onwusa, the chief curator and Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tupac Shakur was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2017.

WorldWide Entertainment TV was proud to be a one time media sponsor for the former Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, based in Stone Mountain, Georgia. It would be renamed as the Legacy Garden after the purchase by Jim Burnett from Afeni Shakur.  It was a center to provide a platform for the youth in Atlanta.

The Shakur Center’s mission was to provide opportunities for young people through the arts, and offered programs such as drama, dance, and creative writing classes. Hopefully, this new museum could also inspire the youth and spark the mind for the person who can help change the world as Tupac wanted.