Visual Culture: Tupac Exhibit To Open At L.A.'s Grammy Museum, February 2nd
Celebrated MC Tupac Shakur is the subject of All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur – an upcoming exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, opening February 2nd. The exhibition will examine Pac’s life and music through a look at personal memorabilia and writings – handwritten notes, lyrics and poems amongst them. His music will also play a major role in the exhibit, from his days with Digital Underground to his time as a groundbreaking and often embattled solo artist. According to Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli, the exhibit is the first of it’s kind to celebrate the iconic rapper:
“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists. His writings are both powerful and provocative,” Grammy Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli said in a statement. “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac’s legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career.”
The items included in the exhibition were all provided by Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur, who commented on the importance of displaying her son’s work in this venue:
“It means a lot to me that Bob Santelli and the Grammy Museum have chosen to honor my son with their upcoming exhibit of his works,” she said in the same statement. “Tupac’s writings are an honest reflection of his passions for, and about life. His timeless messages have instilled hope for those who have little, and for others, they serve as a catalyst for change. His words continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur runs from February 2nd to April 22nd. Get the full breakdown on the upcoming exhibit via grammymuseum.org.
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