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Bob Dylan Center In Tulsa Set To Open In 2022

Bob Dylan in concert, Aug 3, 1986.
Nick Ut
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Bob Dylan in concert, Aug 3, 1986.

Oklahomans will soon have the opportunity to visit Tulsa's new Bob Dylan Center, which explores the life and work of the singer. 

The Bob Dylan Archive was acquired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation in Tulsa and includes over 100,000 items including unreleased recordings, original manuscripts and never-before-seen film performances. 

The archive will be on display at the Bob Dylan Center, which is located near the Woody Guthrie Center, an artist who was highly influential to Dylan. 

Michael Chaiken, who curated the archive, said the center goes beyond examining Dylan’s career. 

“The center is really built around this idea of restless creativity and using Dylan and his archive as a way to explore ideas about creativity and reinvention,” Chaiken said. “So we're also looking to pull in lots of other artists and ideas in other disciplines.”

Chaiken said the center is designed to appeal to both die-hard Dylan fans and people new to the singer’s work. 

The Bob Dylan Center opens in May 2022. 

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Katelyn discovered her love for radio as a student employee at KGOU, graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and then working as a reporter and producer in 2021-22. Katelyn has completed internships at SiriusXM in New York City and at local news organizations such as The Journal Record and The Poteau Daily News. Katelyn served as president of the OU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists from 2017 to 2020. She grew up in Midland, Texas.
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