Through photos, video and more, the career of the singer-songwriter is celebrated at a new museum exhibit.
Little new can be said or written about Bob Dylan. It's more a matter of approaching the artist from new angles, which is exactly what a museum at Israel's Tel Aviv University has done with a new exhibit titled "Forever Young – Bob Dylan at 75."
Part of the opening of a new wing at the Beit Hatfutsot museum, the exhibition presents the complex
figure that is Bob Dylan, through film, pictures, images, posters, exhibits and
a lot of music.
The exhibition also includes a special short documentary
film – "My Dylan" – which shows Dylan's influence on Israeli music. The film includes
a number of leading Israeli musicians, over different generations of the
local music scene, who describe Dylan's influence on them.
From The Grapevine got a preview of the show, which opens May 25.
Bob Dylan is considered one of the most important creative figures of the 20th century – both in America and abroad. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
Every album Bob Dylan has released hangs from a string and wraps around the center of the exhibit. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
This display is the centerpiece of a section of the exhibit dedicated to Dylan's impact on social issues. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
Several images taken by photographer Elliot Landy of Dylan in Woodstock in the late 1960s are included in the exhibit. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
Bob Dylan shocked the music world when he performed with an electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
These are just two of several Dylan posters from throughout his career that adorn the ceiling of the exhibit. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
Dylan and folk singer Joan Baez had a close personal and professional relationship for many years in the 1960s. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
A section of the exhibit is dedicated to the artists who have covered Dylan songs. (Photo: Zach Pontz)
The cover for 'Looking Back,' a bootleg album released under the name Zimmerman, and the album cover for 'Outlaw Blues,' a Dylan tribute album. (Photo: Zach Pontz)