Welcome to Dylan Days
Dylan Days is an event supporting the arts and honoring Bob Dylan in his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. Over the years Dylan Days has built a grassroots tradition including the singer/songwriter contest, writing contest and literary showcase, visual arts competition, Bobby Zimmerman bus tour, live music and more.
The GRAMMY Museum and The City of Hibbing, Minn. Present
Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan
Exhibition Exploring The Major Milestones in Dylan’s Career in the 1960s To Open In Hibbing, Minn. On May 23
Hibbing, Minn. (April 10, 2014) — Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan, a traveling photographic exhibition curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum, will make it’s first- ever stop in the United States at the Paulucci Space Theater, in the City of Hibbing, Minn., it was announced today. The exhibition – which first debuted at the British Music Experience in London in 2012– explores the major milestones in Dylan’s career in the 1960s and how they impacted the rock explosion that came to define the decade.
“Daniel Kramer spent one year photographing Bob Dylan—and what a year it was! Through his photographs, Kramer captured Dylan’s spirit and musical evolution and gave the world an early glimpse into the life of an American legend. We at The GRAMMY Museum are honored to be working with Mr. Kramer and the City of Hibbing to bring this exhibition to Minnesota.”
Daniel Kramer’s photographs of Bob Dylan document Bob Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock-n-roll icon. The exhibition features more than 50 of Kramer’s iconic photographs made during 1964 and1965 when Dylan changed the world of popular music. Included are the recording sessions for Bringing It All Back Home, the now famous going-electric concert at Forest Hills Stadium, and private moments of the singer-songwriter who is for many the poet laureate of their time. The seseminal pictures of Bob Dylan not only revealed the rising young star to international audiences, they set a standard by which all other rock portraits would be judged.
The City of Hibbing is very excited to announce its partnership with the GRAMMY Museum and share Bob Dylan’s hometown with the world. Everywhere you turn, you are reminded that Bob Dylan grew-up in this northern Minnesota mining town. The exhibition will not only serve as a musical reflection, but a cultural one as well. Dylan’s childhood home still stands on the corner of 7th Avenue and 25th Street. The street has been renamed: Bob Dylan Drive in his honor.
In the 1960’s Bob Dylan revolutionized popular music. Writing with the passion of a poet, the lyrical reach of a philosopher, Dylan-- just in his twenties-- changed the way we heard music and what we demanded from it. By blending elements of American folk music, the blues, and rock, Dylan stitched together these influences to become one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. Photographer Daniel Kramer, one of America’s most noted music and portrait photographers, accompanied Bob Dylan on tour in 1964 and 1965. His photographs are a striking account of the folk singer’s metamorphosis into a rock star. This photographic ‘backstage view’ showcases key moments in Dylan’s musical career, and a dip into the history of American music.
Kramer is a New York City based photographer and film director whose portraits and picture stories have been published worldwide in major national and international magazines, books, and on numerous album covers. His film work encompasses documentaries, commercials and educational films. Kramer’s subjects include artists, writers, musicians, athletes, political figures and business people. Kramer’s photographsarewidelycollectedandexhibited. Brooklyn born, he lives in New York City with his wife and collaborator Arline Cunningham Kramer.
Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan will run from May 23, 2014 through August 23, 2014. The exhibition is a gift from Bob Dylan’s hometown celebrating Hibbing’s All-Class Reunion 2014, and admission will be free.
About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests can experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.
About The City of Hibbing
Hibbing is located in the Northeast region of Minnesota in St. Louis County. Once called the "Iron Ore Capital of the World." Hibbing traces its origins to a strong, viable mining industry. The city was built on the rich iron ore of the Mesabi Iron Range. At the edge of town is the largest open-pit iron mine in the world, the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Pit Mine.
The Hibbing Public Library boasts what is possibly the nation's only public collection of artifacts about the music legend, Bob Dylan. This public collection includes 1,500 - 2,000 magazine and newspaper articles, collector posters, albums, compact discs, 45 RPM records in their original sleeves, publicity photographs, sheet music and scripts
About the Paulucci Space Theatre
The Paulucci Space Theatre is the largest planetarium in Northern Minnesota and is located on the campus of Hibbing Community College. This educational facility will house the traveling photographic exhibit located at 1502 East 23rd Street, Hibbing, MN.