This first-of-its-kind experience won’t last long!
Tom Waits, Bono and Don DeLillo – what do they have in common? They all recognize Bob Dylan as an icon and long-time influence on both their works and lives. This exact sentiment is echoed time and time again, not just among fellow writers and musicians, but in all corners of society. “Bob Dylan: Electric,” is the newest temporary exhibit at American Writers Museum. It unpacks Dylan’s cultural impact at large with a collection of musical and literary artifacts never before seen! See below for a shortlist of what to expect during your visit:
Dylan’s personal copy of ‘The Catcher in the Rye
Read through Dylan’s notes scribbled throughout the pages of this J.D. Salinger classic.
Clips from the documentary ‘Don’t Look Back.
See clips from this 1967 film, along with several original pages from the script.
Interactive audio and visual stations
Throughout the exhibit, listen to the many different versions and interpretations of Bob Dylan favorites.
Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech book
Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, making him the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.
His 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster
He also played the guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival – his first ever electric performance with a full band. It was only just recently discovered and made available for display, having been previously lost in a family’s attic for nearly 50 years.
Experience “Bob Dylan: Electric” free with museum admission, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.