The Tupac Museum opens in Los Angeles with the blessing of Shakur’s Estate – Deadline

In January, Los Angeles will be home to an immersive museum with limited operations that explores the life, music and heritage of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. It was created in collaboration with Shakur’s property, which has reportedly been working on the project for years. Additional North American cities and dates will be announced later, according to the exhibition’s website.

“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 from 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Fans can sign up online to access pre-sale tickets.It is located on The Canvas @ LA 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” takes its name from a passage on the album The rose that grew from concrete, volume 1, which was released in 2000. One of the show’s co-producers told the Times that it tells “a story about race in America that uses Tupac as a proxy.”

The project is described as a “completely immersive, thought-provoking experience exploring the life and legacy of the acclaimed artist and activist.” It is also only for children over 14 and comes with a “sensory warning” due to “strobe light effects, simulated shots and sudden loud noises.”

According to the website, “the exhibit utilizes technology, contemporary art and unprecedented artifacts from Tupac’s personal archives.”

The exhibition will “dive into the greater significance of his activism, music and revolutionary art, as the exhibition educates and enlightens participants through a maze of emotions as they take this journey through his extraordinary life.”

Shakur was shot and killed in 1996 at the age of 25.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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