The 2Pac exhibition, 'Tupac Shakur: Wake Me When I'm Free', has announced its final run of programming, which will conclude on 5th September, with film screenings, special events, and giveaways lined up for the rest of summer.
Critically acclaimed and lauded by the public, the immersive retrospective on the Californian rapper has held a residency at The Canvas at L.A. Live, in the heart of the City of Angels, since January. Exploring the artist's legacy both as a hip hop icon and political activist across 20,000 square feet, the exhibition has already had its run extended twice due to demand.
To mark the final months of public access, each Monday fans can claim a 10% discount on entry fees if they show up with 2Pac merchandise, and to celebrate Major League Baseball's All-Star Week, which runs Monday 18th - Sunday 25th July, anyone arriving at the venue wearing items branded with their favourite team will also be eligible for the same cut price tickets.
Elsewhere, 11th August will see a Rooftop Cinema Club collaboration, with a showing of Shakur's second major on-screen role, Poetic Justice, at the club's El Segundo location included with a standard exhibition ticket when bought through the Rooftop Cinema Club website. Throughout this month and August, the exhibition will also be hosting a number of community groups, with members and leaders able to apply for free tickets by emailing [email protected]. It's also worth noting that through a partnership with LAUSD, public school groups are also entitled to complimentary tickets.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to share this experience with Los Angeles. 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," said Jeremy Hodges, Exhibit Creative Director and Founder of Project Art Collective.
Later this year, a new docuseries on Shakur and his mother, Afeni, will air on FX.
Photo credit: Jeffrey Newbury