Tupac Shakur ‘Wake Me When I’m Free’ Exhibition

Tupac Shakur ‘Wake Me When I’m Free’ is a fully immersive, thought-provoking experience that explores the life and legacy of the acclaimed artist and activist.

Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, this exhibit leverages technology, contemporary art, and never before seen artifacts from Tupac’s personal archives.

Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free will delve into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art, as the exhibit educates and enlightens attendees through a labyrinth of emotions, as they take this journey through his extraordinary life.

Jamal Joseph, Tupac’s godfather and special advisor to the estate said this about the exhibition:

“The exhibit has been very good about sharing everything with family and people who were close to him, saying ‘Does this feel right?’. So nothing was edited out because people said don’t show it because that’s not who Tupac was.”

He concluded:

“I think the exhibit will do what Afeni [Shakur] believed in her life and what Tupac believed in his life, ‘Here’s who I am. Here’s my word. I’ll let you decide. You can come up with the final nouns, pronouns, and adjectives. But this is who I am. Pure and unashamed.”

“Wake Me When I’m Free” showcases thousands of handwritten notes ranging from song lyrics, to screenplay ideas, to Tupac’s grocery list; clothing from iconic moments throughout his career; and other treasured artifacts. As visitors walk through the interactive exhibit with a headset and remote that guides them through the experience, each room is meant to peel back a layer of who Tupac was.

In the center of the lobby is an illuminated scroll of an untitled poem that Tupac wrote. It begins with the words “Please wake me when I’m free. I cannot bear captivity,” which is where the title of the exhibition comes from.

Reserve your tickets HERE!

Date: The “Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free” exhibit runs through May 1 at The Canvas at L.A. Live.


  • Monday: 12 PM-7 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12 PM-7 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM-8 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM-9 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM -9 PM
  • Sunday: 11AM – 7PM

Price: Tickets range from $14.50 to $54.50.

Phone: +12137427275

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