The Bob Dylan Center offers unprecedented access to the creative life of one of America’s most important and influential artists.

Exterior shot of the Bob Dylan Center

About the Bob Dylan Center

Designed by Olson Kundig, the world-class Bob Dylan Center houses and exhibits exclusive cultural treasures created and owned by Bob Dylan over seven decades. These include handwritten lyric manuscripts to some of the world’s most treasured songs, previously unreleased recordings, never-before-seen film performances, rare and unseen photographs, visual art and other priceless items spanning Dylan’s unparalleled career as one of the world’s most important cultural figures.

A Peek Inside

The 29,000-square-foot, state-of-the art center will feature rotating exhibits, 5,000+-square-foot archive, a 55-seat screening room and more.

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Inside the Center

The Bob Dylan Center® serves to educate, motivate and inspire visitors to engage their own capacity as creators. While the center is anchored by a permanent exhibit on the life and work of Bob Dylan, it also offers additional exhibits, public programs, performances, lectures, and publications, through which it aims to foster a conversation about the role of creativity in our lives.

Bob Dylan Archive

An ever-evolving curated display of elements that illuminate the depth and breadth of the Bob Dylan Archive® collection.

Immersive Film Experience

An immersive film experience initiates visitors through an innovative cascade of archival music and film, directed by renowned Dylan chronicler Jennifer Lebeau.

Authenticity

A recreation of an authentic studio environment where visitors can experience what it was like to be present at one of Dylan’s historic recording sessions.

Columbia Records Gallery

The Columbia Records Gallery, provides an in-depth look at the creation, performance and production of timeless Dylan songs such as “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Chimes of Freedom.”

Never-Before-Seen

A screening room showcases Dylan-related scripted films, documentaries and concert performances, including never-before-seen material unearthed from the archive.

Dylan’s Life

A multimedia timeline of Dylan’s life from his early years in Minnesota through the present day, written by award-winning historian Sean Wilentz.

Bob Dylan Archive

An ever-evolving curated display of elements that illuminate the depth and breadth of the Bob Dylan Archive® collection.

Authenticity

A recreation of an authentic studio environment where visitors can experience what it was like to be present at one of Dylan’s historic recording sessions.

Immersive Film Experience

An immersive film experience initiates visitors through an innovative cascade of archival music and film, directed by renowned Dylan chronicler Jennifer Lebeau.

Never-Before-Seen

A screening room showcases Dylan-related scripted films, documentaries and concert performances, including never-before-seen material unearthed from the archive.

Columbia Records Gallery

The Columbia Records Gallery, provides an in-depth look at the creation, performance and production of timeless Dylan songs such as “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Chimes of Freedom.”

Dylan’s Life

A multimedia timeline of Dylan’s life from his early years in Minnesota through the present day, written by award-winning historian Sean Wilentz.

On Display Now

Jerry Schatzberg: 25th & Park

This exhibition of photographs and related materials provides a look inside the studio at 333 Park Avenue South, a nexus of New York art and society where Jerry Schatzberg created some of his most extraordinary images and influenced the trajectories of photography, pop music, fashion, cinema, theater and literature during the turbulent, culturally rich 1960s.

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Reserve your tickets to visit the Bob Dylan Center today.

Young Bob Dylan playing harmonica in studio.
Image credit: Don Hunstein, 1963

Donations Welcome

Your tax-deductible donation will help support the center in its mission to spread creativity to enrich the world around us, as well as foster conversations about the role of innovation in our lives.

Become a Member

Each Bob Dylan Center membership comes with a variety of exclusive perks and privileges. Find the level that’s right for you.

Young Bob Dylan performing on stage with a bright camera flash.
Image credit: Feinstein, 1974
Bob Dylan Center merchandise laid out on a table, including a T-shirt.

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