The covers for Dylan's first three albums (from left-to-right): "Bob Dylan," "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," and "The Times They Are a-Changin'." The covers for Dylan's first three albums (from left-to-right): "Bob Dylan," "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," and "The Times They Are a-Changin'." The covers for Bob Dylan's first three albums (from left to right): 'Bob Dylan,' 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin'. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

Sneak peek: New Bob Dylan exhibit showcases the man behind the myth

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, Bob Dylan is considered one of the most important creative figures of the 20th century – both in America and abroad. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

A string made up of every album Dylan has ever released wraps around the center of the exhibit.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 centrepiece of a section of the exhibit dedicated to Dylan's social impact.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.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 caused some controversy when he performed with an electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.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 stuck to the ceiling of the exhibit.These are just two of several Dylan posters from throughout his career that adorn the ceiling of the exhibit. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

Bob Dylan and folk singer Joan Baez had a close personal and professional relationship for many years in the 1960s.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 Bob Dylan songs. A section of the exhibit is dedicated to the artists who have covered Dylan songs. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

The cover for "Looking Back," a double album bootleg released under the name Zimmerman (L) and the album cover to "Outlaw Blue," a tribute album to Dylan.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)

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Sneak peek: New Bob Dylan exhibit showcases the man behind the myth
Bob Dylan museum exhibit in Tel Aviv, Israel, celebrates singer's career through photos, video and more.