The artistry of Bob Dylan is to be explored in a new exhibition which will show some of the musician’s historic lyrics, poetry and prose.
The iconic American Writers Museum based in Chicago are planning an expansive show to exhibit some of Dylan’s influence on American culture, music, and writing.
According to a press release, ‘Bob Dylan: Electric’ spotlights Dylan’s writing – song, poetry, and prose – between his 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance and 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Items on display include Bob Dylan’s personal copy of The Catcher in the Rye and an original 1965 Newport Folk Festival program autographed by Dylan.
“Bob Dylan: Electric is a first-of-its-kind experience. American Writers Museum is honoured to present one of music’s most iconic instruments together with a unique collection of musical, literary, and cultural artefacts,” says Carey Cranston, American Writers Museum president. “The world knows Bob Dylan as a prolific songwriter. Bob Dylan: Electric gives the public a chance to see how his writing shaped more than just American music but American literature as a whole.”
The exhibition will include a series of intimate events throughout the exhibit’s planned six-month run which will open to the public on April 30, 2019.