There’s not much left for Bob Dylan to conquer in the music world. The singer-songwriter is widely regarded as one of the, if not the greatest, songwriter of all time and his list of incredible songs is longer than most could even dream of. Hell, he’s even won a Nobel Prize for literature, such is the power of his work. It’s fitting then that he should be getting his own museum to pay tribute to his overarching influence on pop culture.
A brand new Bob Dylan museum is set to open up in 2022. The Bob Dylan Center will open its doors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the millions of Dylan fans around the world. Within those walls will be over 100,000 artefacts spanning the singer’s immeasurable career.
The museum will open on May 10, 2022, located in Tulsa’s Art District, only a stone’s throw away from the Woody Guthrie Center, Dylan’s own personal hero. The centre will contain over 100,000 artefacts exclusive to the museum spanning his six-decade-long career.
If you make your way to Oklahoma, expect to see handwritten lyrics, manuscripts, previously unreleased recordings and rarely seen photographs and film performances too. The building, set over three floors, will be a proud moment in Dylan’s already imposing career.
Without the cataloguing and digitalisation of Dylan’s archive, the museum would not have been open. The archive was purchased by the George Kaiser Family Foundation in 2016 and now we have the culmination of the acquisition — a Bob Dylan museum.
The statement read: “Announcing The Bob Dylan Center® will open on May 10, 2022, welcoming visitors from around the world to access and interact with more than 100,000 exclusive cultural treasures found in The Bob Dylan Archive®.
“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 Bob Dylan’s unparalleled seven decades as one of the world’s most important cultural figures.”