Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum to open November 30 at Frost Art Museum, FIU - The TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies

Bob Dylan: Retrospectrum to open November 30 at Frost Art Museum, FIU

The most wide-reaching exhibition of Dylan’s artwork to ever be displayed, Retrospectrum, will premiere in the U.S. at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. The opening of Retrospectrum coincides with the start of Miami Art Week on November 30th.

Retrospectrum originally debuted in 2019 at the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai. Now being hosted at the Frost Art Museum, the exhibition is the most prolific showcase of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever shown in the United States. There are nearly 200 drawings, paintings, and iron-work sculptures. The exhibition spans over half a century of Dylan’s career, highlighting the diversity and evolution of his visual art.  

Additionally, the Frost Art Museum will showcase the world premiere of Deep Focus, a never-before-seen series of Dylan paintings. The series speaks to Dylan’s unique perspective on time and his ability to transfigure American cultural touchstones across the rigid bounds of media.

Dylan says about the series, “All these images come from films. They try to highlight the different predicaments that people find themselves in. Whether it’s James Cagney or Margaret Rutherford, the dreams and schemes are the same – life as it’s coming at you in all its forms and shapes.” 

Torn Curtain, Acrylic on canvas, 2021, 36” x 60”

This exhibition is the ideal forum for students, teachers, fans, and the general public to investigate Dylan’s enduring and broad influence. Retrospectrum will run through April 17th, 2022. Visit the Frost Art Museum website for more information about tickets and times.