Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum at the Frost Art Museum

Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum ran at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami from November 2021 to April 2022, showcasing the most comprehensive exhibition of Bob Dylan's artwork ever seen in America. 

Boasting more than 180 of Dylan's paintings, drawings and sculptures, the international exhibition - which has also toured in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen - spanned six decades of his life. The development and diversity of Dylan's visual art was shown with immersive and interactive displays, illuminating the context of his artistic development in tandem with that of his musical and literary canon.

Leading museums and galleries from all over the world have exhibited Dylan's paintings, drawings and ironwork sculptures, starting with the unveiling of The Drawn Blank Series at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany in 2007. Since then, Dylan’s works have been seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London; the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy; and Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai in China. 

President of Florida International University, Mark B. Rosenberg, says: "When I saw the catalogue representing the beautiful and comprehensive Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum exhibition that premiered in Shanghai in 2019, I knew immediately that I wanted to bring this iconic artist's rarely-seen visual works to South Florida, to be enjoyed by our students, our broader community and visitors from across the country and around the globe."

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum on the Florida International University campus in Miami. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum provides visitors with access to world-class art. 

Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum appropriately positioned the Nobel Prize winning artist within his broader body of work, and shone a light on a life-long visual practice that is entirely remarkable in its own right. Shai Batel, the artistic director of Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai, says: “Bob Dylan is a seminal artist, rightly recognised as one of the defining figures of popular culture for more than half a century. We saw the profound impact and reach of Dylan’s work in Shanghai, where hundreds of thousands came to experience and engage with his remarkable creativity, unique observations and social commentary.”

Showcasing works from throughout Dylan's 60-year career, the exhibition featured recent paintings. Pictured: 'One Too Many' and 'Subway Cityscape Triptych'. Images courtesy of Florida International University. 

Discover the exhibition

Key works from the Retrospectrum are illustrated in full colour in our stunning hardback book, which is a must-have for any Dylan fan. 

This collectible book features works from throughout Dylan's groundbreaking portfolio, including from The Beaten Path. 

"Bob Dylan is a seminal artist, rightly recognised as one of the defining figures of popular culture for more than half a century."

Shai Baitel

Artistic Director of Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai

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