BOB DYLAN'S AMERICAN JOURNEY
Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966, the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Bob Dylan’s early career, examines the critical ten-year period that coincides with Dylan’s transformation from folk troubadour to rock innovator during a momentous, turbulent period of American history. Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966, is organized by Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington.
The exhibition includes original typed and handwritten lyrics, rarely seen photographs, concert and television footage, posters and handbills of Dylan’s early performances in New York, and other artifacts. Several Dylan manuscripts and typescripts of lyrics from a selection of more than ninety songs given to The Morgan Library & Museum in the late 1990s by collector George Hecksher will also be on view. These include such well-known songs as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “It’s Alright, Ma,” “Masters of War,” “Ballad in Plain D,” and “Gates of Eden.”
: front and back of leaflet 20 November 2004 - September 5 2005, Experience Music Project, Seattle, Wa.
September 29 2006 through January 6, 2007 The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC, Calendar of Events, 6 pages
The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis presents the exhibition Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956-1966 from February 3 through April 29, 2007. This is the newsletter of the museum, winter 2007, volume 17, issue 1, 10 pages (folded document)
The Morgan Library & Museum, exhibition labels, 24 pages
At The Skirball January-February 2008. Booklet of the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA.
'On view at the Skirball Cultural Center from February 8 through June 8, 2008, Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956–1966, organized by Experience Music Project (EMP), is a visual and aural recounting of Dylan's transformation from rock 'n' roll–loving Midwestern teenager to Greenwich Village folk troubadour to the rock star/poet who electrified contemporary songwriting. The exhibition not only illuminates this fertile decade in Dylan’s personal and artistic development, but chronicles a tumultuous period in American history, marked by the Civil Rights and anti-war movements'.