Grammy Museum Announces Tupac Exhibition
A poet, lyricist, and voice of the streets, the life and art of Tupac Shakur made a huge impact on society. His words, spoken with passion, drew attention to the impoverished conditions many endure and spoke to injustices and societal ills that remain relevant to this day.
Whether or not you are a fan of his music, Pac was a man of and for the people. An artist, yes. But also a brewing revolutionary when you look into the depths of his ideologies, listen to lyrics, and read his book of poetry, The Rose that Grew from Concrete.
Because of Tupac’s contributions to rap culture, the Grammy Museum will honor his body of work in a new exhibition, All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur.
The exhibit, opening on Feb. 2, will include handwritten notes, clothes, lyrics, poems and a collection celebrating his most iconic performances.
Grammy Museum executive director, Robert Santelli said in a statement: “Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip-hop artists. His writings are both powerful and provocative.”
Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother and overseer of his estate, expressed: “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 worlds continue to motivate and inspire new generations.”
All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur will run from Feb. 2 through April 22 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.