Bob Dylan Center

The Bob Dylan Center℠ presents a new exhibition, Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond, beginning May 10 at the Tulsa's acclaimed Gilcrease Museum. Curated by The Bob Dylan Archive®, the exhibition includes the first regional showing of Dylan’s renowned Face Value portrait series, as well as drawings, filmed performances, writings, personal effects and ephemera exclusive to the archive. Face Value and Beyond offers an array of fresh avenues to explore the many facets of Bob Dylan’s artistry, enabling audiences to view them as “products of the same extraordinary, inventive imagination,” as art historian John Elderfield recently wrote. Part gallery exhibition, part exploration of the texture and nature of the archive itself, the works on display show how the public and private nature of Dylan’s art are often closely linked and part of the same furtive, exploratory mind.

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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