Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum at the Frost Art Museum

Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum will open at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on 30th November 2021 through to April 2022, and will showcase the most comprehensive exhibition of Bob Dylan's artwork ever seen in America.

Showcasing more than 180 of Dylan's paintings, drawings and sculptures, the international exhibition - which has so far toured in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen - spans six decades of his life. The development and diversity of Dylan's visual art will be 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 positions the Nobel Prize winning artist within his broader body of work, and shines 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 features recent paintings. Pictured: 'One Too Many' and 'Subway Cityscape Triptych'. Images courtesy of Florida International University. 

"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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