Dylan’s American Journey exhibition hits L.A.

Thanks to Alex Capriotti:

BOB DYLAN’S AMERICAN JOURNEY, 1956–1966
February 8–June 8

The Skirball, Los Angelos


Few figures in the history of American popular culture have attained the status of Bob Dylan. To critics and fans the world over, his distinctly American body of work matches the legacies of Walt Whitman, Louis Armstrong and his own early hero, Woody Guthrie. Don’t miss the Los Angeles presentation—and final stop!—of this acclaimed exhibition, organized by Seattle’s Experience Music Project.

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Featuring more than 160 artifacts, including Dylan’s handwritten drafts of classic songs, rare concert posters and a recording of his first concert, which has never been commercially released, Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966 focuses on the first decade of his celebrated career. From his beginnings as Robert Zimmerman in the post-war industrial town of Hibbing, Minnesota, to his debut on the Greenwich Village folk scene, to his rise to unprecedented fame as the rock star/poet who “electrified” contemporary songwriting, the exhibition chronicles Dylan’s first ten years as a public figure, an artistic innovator, and a compelling voice of social conscience.

The Skirball presentation of the exhibition will be complemented by a newly developed satellite exhibit, which will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the creative process. Simulate playing along with Dylan on keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, drums and organs, as well as experiment with a mixing board on an authentic Dylan recording.

ADVANCE TICKETS: Advance tickets to Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966 are recommended, and timed entry is required of all visitors. Advance, timed-entry tickets available online at www.skirball.org or by phone at (866) SCC-4TIX or (866) 722-4849.

$10 General
$7 Seniors and Full-Time Students
$5 Children 2–12
Free to Skirball Members and Children under 2

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One comment

  1. And might I encourage your readers to pick up a copy of my new novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, while they’re there. You can find it in the bookstore on site at the Skirball.

    It’s a murder-mystery. But not just any rock superstar is knocking on heaven’s door. The murdered rock legend is none other than Bob Dorian, an enigmatic, obtuse, inscrutable, well, you get the picture…

    Suspects? Tons of them. The only problem is they’re all characters in Bob’s songs.

    You can get a copy on Amazon.com or go “behind the tracks” at http://www.bloodonthetracksnovel.com to learn more about the book.

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