Bob Dylan Center

With the opening of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa two years away, we're engaging writers, musicians, filmmakers, painters and other cultural figures to help us better define its scope and vision. The Bob Dylan Center will become the destination where the public can engage with Dylan's archive of manuscripts, studio and concert recordings, photographs and films. We're equally committed, through our exhibitions and programs, in building an institution that nourishes ideas, creativity and, perhaps most importantly, a curiosity into all aspects of society and culture.

As part of this initiative, we recently interviewed two key figures in the world of Bob Dylan: archivist and Greenwich Village icon Mitch Blank and photographer/filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, known for his images of Dylan in the mid-60s, including the cover of "Blonde On Blonde." We invite you to watch the videos produced from those sessions: Meet Mitch Blank, Dylanologist | Meet Jerry Schatzberg

(Photo: Jerry Schatzberg Archive.)

The Bob Dylan Center is dedicated to the study and appreciation of Bob Dylan and his worldwide cultural significance through six prolific decades of his groundbreaking creative endeavors, from his songwriting and recordings to live performances, books and films. As the primary public venue for The Bob Dylan Archive, the Center will curate and exhibit a priceless collection of more than 100,000 items including handwritten manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence; films, videos, photographs and artwork; memorabilia and ephemera; personal documents and effects; unreleased studio and concert recordings; musical instruments and many other elements. The Bob Dylan Center is expected to open in the Tulsa Arts District in 2021.

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