Tuesday, January 22, 2008

LA to be fifth stop for travelling Dylan exhibition

Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966, organized by Experience Music Project, moves to LA’s Skirball Cultural Center from 8 February to 8 June.

Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966 showcases photographs, recordings, performance, interview footage and historical artefacts – from Bruce Langhorne’s tambourine to Dylan’s copy of Woody Guthrie’s Bound for Glory and a letter from Dylan to Joan Baez’s mother!

The exhibition opened at Seattle’s Experience Music Project, before moving to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland), Morgan Library (New York) and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis).

The ancillary Skirball programmes includes:

· John Cohen and Daniel Kramer on photographing Dylan;
· poetry by Michael McClure, and
· Greil Marcus and other Dylan writers.

Looks absorbing – I’m keenly anticipating it coming to London!

If you’ve already seen the exhibition – in Seattle, Cleveland, New York or Minneapolis, or plan to go to the LA gig, Gerry@dylandaily.com is keen to hear from you and publish your impressions.


Gerry Smith