February 8–June 8
Few figures in the history of American popular culture have attained the status of Bob Dylan. To critics and fans the world over, his distinctly American body of work matches the legacies of Walt Whitman, Louis Armstrong and his own early hero, Woody Guthrie. Don’t miss the Los Angeles presentation—and final stop!—of this acclaimed exhibition, organized by Seattle’s Experience Music Project.
Featuring more than 160 artifacts, including Dylan’s handwritten drafts of classic songs, rare concert posters and a recording of his first concert, which has never been commercially released, Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966 focuses on the first decade of his celebrated career. From his beginnings as Robert Zimmerman in the post-war industrial town of Hibbing, Minnesota, to his debut on the Greenwich Village folk scene, to his rise to unprecedented fame as the rock star/poet who “electrified” contemporary songwriting, the exhibition chronicles Dylan’s first ten years as a public figure, an artistic innovator, and a compelling voice of social conscience.
The Skirball presentation of the exhibition will be complemented by a newly developed satellite exhibit, which will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the creative process. Simulate playing along with Dylan on keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, drums and organs, as well as experiment with a mixing board on an authentic Dylan recording.
$7 Seniors and Full-Time Students
$5 Children 2–12
Free to Skirball Members and Children under 2
Includes admission to all exhibitions; however, admission to Noah’s Ark requires separate timed-entry tickets.
ADVANCE TICKETS: Advance tickets to Bob Dylan’s American Journey, 1956–1966 are recommended, and timed entry is required of all visitors. Advance, timed-entry tickets will be available beginning Monday, January 14, online at www.skirball.org or by phone at (866) SCC-4TIX or (866) 722-4849.
Official Website: http://www.skirball.org
Added by Skirball on January 22, 2008