For all of those in the Los Angeles area, or those planning a trip out west for the summer, here’s something you won’t want to miss. The Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free exhibit has amassed rave reviews from folks of all ages, and was extended by popular demand through Summer 2022. Find more information about  ticketing reservations here.

The Tupac Shakur tribute show has been a groundbreaking installation. Part museum, part art exhibit, part sensory experience, WMWIF showcases the poetic and musical life’s work of a revolutionary artist. A 20,000 square foot space, akin to any contemporary art museum, is brimming with never-before-seen artifacts, musical relics, and poetry from Shakur’s life. The exhibit draws from some of the most cutting-edge technologies in museum experience, as guests transition from one space to the next through surround-sound spaces and embedded sensory technology. 

From the WMWIF exhibit, courtesy UPI

Originally launched in January and scheduled to finish its Los Angeles run on May 1, the Shakur Estate-sanctioned exhibit has seen a slate of positive reviews and endorsements from celebrities, press, and fans alike. Even more inspiring is the reaction from students in the Los Angeles area. Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho visited the museum with more than 70 students from across the district, and participated in a discussion with students following the tour.

“Inspired, powerful, meaningful: These are just a few of the words our students used to describe the exhibit Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free after our visit,” Superintendent Carvalho said. The tour was part of a larger initiative, spurred on by the announcement of the exhibit’s extended run. WMWIF is opening its doors to students, offering free admission for any public school group (elementary, middle school, and high school) and their chaperons, for the remainder of the exhibit’s time in Los Angeles. All school visits must be scheduled in advance; more info here

Courtesy of CAA

Tupac Shakur. Wake Me Up When I’m Free  is a creative collaboration led by Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nwaka Onwusa and award-winning Creative Director Jeremy Hodges and his firm, Project Art Collective. Don’t miss it!

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Newbury

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