Bob Dylan Center Tulsa, OK


The Bob Dylan Center offers unprecedented access to the creative life of one of America’s most important and influential artists.

About the Bob Dylan Center

Designed by Olson Kundig, the world-class Bob Dylan Center houses and exhibits exclusive cultural treasures created and owned by Bob Dylan over seven decades. These include handwritten lyric manuscripts to some of the world’s most treasured songs, previously unreleased recordings, never-before-seen film performances, rare and unseen photographs, visual art and other priceless items spanning Dylan’s unparalleled career as one of the world’s most important cultural figures.

Collage of Bob Dylan photos

Upcoming Events

The Latest at the Center

Celebrating the publication of "Bob Dylan: Mixing Up the Medicine"

On Oct. 20 – 21, enjoy an exciting weekend of festivities in honor of the new book release, including captivating concerts, thought-provoking discussions with the book’s contributors and leading experts and exclusive previews of exhibitions.

Photo by Barry Feinstein
Photo by Barry Feinstein

Bob Dylan Center Songwriter Fellowship

The Bob Dylan Center and Universal Music Publishing Group announce inaugural Bob Dylan Center Songwriter Fellowship.

Created to develop rising talent, Fellowship recipients will be selected by a world-class panel of songwriters: Juliette Armanet, Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp, Carla Morrison and Nas. Applications now open.

Inside the Center

The Bob Dylan Center serves to educate, motivate and inspire visitors to engage their own capacity as creators. While the center is anchored by a permanent exhibit on the life and work of Bob Dylan, it also offers additional exhibits, public programs, performances, lectures and publications, through which it aims to foster a conversation about the role of creativity in our lives. The 29,000-square-foot, state-of-the art center features rotating exhibits, 5,000+-square-foot archive, a 55-seat screening room and more.

Archive Wall inside the Bob Dylan Center

The Bob Dylan Archive

An ever-evolving curated display of elements that illuminate the depth and breadth of the Bob Dylan Archive® collection.

Immersive Film Experience

An immersive film experience initiates visitors through an innovative cascade of archival music and film, directed by renowned Dylan chronicler Jennifer Lebeau.

Immersive Film Experience Inside the
The Church Studio Recording Studio Experience


A recreation of an authentic studio environment where visitors can experience what it was like to be present at one of Dylan’s historic recording sessions.


The Darby Family Screening Room showcases Dylan-related scripted films, documentaries and concert performances, including never-before-seen material unearthed from the archive. The room also serves as a space for special events where visiting filmmakers can screen and discuss their work.

Darby Family Screening Room
Columbia Records Gallery - Like a Rolling Stone Exhibit

Columbia Records Gallery

The Columbia Records Gallery, provides an in-depth look at the creation, performance and production of timeless Dylan songs such as “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Chimes of Freedom.”

Dylan's Life

A multimedia timeline of Dylan’s life from his early years in Minnesota through the present day, written by award-winning historian Sean Wilentz.

Sean Wilentz Timeline Wall

On Display Now

Ted Russell-Govinda Gallery

Becoming Bob Dylan: Photographs by Ted Russell 1961–1964

An exhibition of rare images from Bob Dylan’s early years in New York City. Ted Russell’s photographs offer an important view into Bob Dylan’s life during the pivotal years of 1961 through 1964, when the artist was just establishing himself as a songwriter and performer in the vibrant folk music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village.

Young Bob Dylan playing harmonica in studio.
Photo by Don Hunstein, 1963

Donations Welcome

Your tax-deductible donation will help support the center in its mission to spread creativity to enrich the world around us, as well as foster conversations about the role of innovation in our lives.

Young Bob Dylan performing on stage with a bright camera flash.
Photo by Barry Feinstein, 1974

Become a Member

Each Bob Dylan Center membership comes with a variety of exclusive perks and privileges. Find the level that’s right for you.

Bob Dylan Center merchandise laid out on a table, including a T-shirt.

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