Bob Dylan‘s artwork will have its first U.S. exhibition, titled Retrospectrum, beginning on November 30th at Florida International University. The university’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum “will feature more than 120 of Dylan’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures spanning six decades. The exhibit will be on view through April 17th, 2022.”
Rolling Stone reported: “During the exhibit’s opening week, the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, FIU’s humanities and arts hub, will present DYLAN@FIU, a symposium exploring Bob Dylan’s career and cultural influence, timed to coincide with Miami Art Week.”
Dylan’s previous exhibition, The Drawn Blank Series, opened in 2007 in Chemnitz, Germany. Retrospectrum was initially created for its premiere showing in 2019 at Shanghai, China’s Modern Art Museum.
During Martin Scorsese‘s 2005 Grammy Award-winning documentary, No Direction Home, Dylan, who’ll turn 80 on May 24th, touched upon starting his long journey from his humble beginnings in Hibbing, Minnesota: “I had ambitions to set out and find, like, an odyssey, goin’ home somewhere. (And) set out to find this home that I, I’d left a while back and couldn’t remember exactly where it was — but I was on my way there. And encountering what I encountered on the, on the way, was how I envisioned it all. I didn’t really have any ambition at all.”