L.A.'s Tupac Shakur "Wake Me When I'm Free" Exhibit to Close in September

L.A.'s Tupac Shakur "Wake Me When I'm Free" Exhibit to Close in September

L.A.'s Tupac Shakur "Wake Me When I'm Free" Exhibit to Close in September

The exhibit has already extended its run twice due to demand.

The exhibit has already extended its run twice due to demand.

Text: Ellie Beeck

The Tupac Shakur: "Wake Me When I’m Free" exhibit has announced that it will close its doors at the end of the summer upon completion of its residency in Los Angeles. The exhibit, which is housed at The Canvas at L.A. Live, will run a series of promotions and summer programming through its final days.

First launched in January with the help of the Shakur Estate, the exhibit is part museum, part art installation, and part sensory experience. It showcases Shakur’s music, poetry and several artifacts, all of which help visitors understand the meaning behind Tupac's activism, music, and revolutionary art. The exhibit has already extended its run twice due to popular demand.

The Wake Me When I'm Free exhibit poster.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to share this experience with Los Angeles," said Creative Director Jeremy Hodges, who also serves as Founder of Project Art Collective. "We’ve been blown away by the support and couldn’t have asked for a better launch to the exhibit. I have been honored to be able to tell his story in an interactive, immersive format and we look forward to continuing to share his legacy and impact with more cities."

In efforts to share Tupac's legacy as an activist, the exhibit and estate partnered with LAUSD to offer free tickets to any public school groups and chaperones for the remainder of the exhibit. They also announced several other initiatives to bring guests in through September: Every Monday at the exhibit, fans will receive a 10 percent discount if they show up in Tupac merchandise, and during MLB’s All-Star Week in July, fans who wear their favorite baseball team’s gear also get a 10 percent discount.

For the summer programming, the exhibit partnered with Rooftop Cinema Club to bring Tupac Thursday, a special ticket bundle that allows fans to see a screening of the film Poetic Justice at the El Segundo location, and includes a ticket to visit the exhibit. The exhibit will also be hosting several community groups throughout the summer.

The exhibit was produced in partnership with Round Room Live, CAA, Universal Music Group and Kinfolk Management + Media, led by Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nwaka Onwusa, along with Hodges.

Tickets for the exhibit are available though Sept. 5 at WMWIF.COM.

Credits: Image courtesy of Biz3.

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