Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan, the voice of his generation, who celebrates his 80th birthday today (May 24th)!!! Dylan made history this year when sold his entire music publishing catalogue to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) for an estimated $400 million. The catalogue of over 600 songs spans a full 60 years up through Dylan's most recent album, 2020's Rough And Rowdy Ways.
Dylan's artwork will have its first U.S. exhibition, titled Retrospectrum, beginning on November 30th at Florida International University. The university’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum “will feature more than 120 of Dylan’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures spanning six decades. The exhibit will be on view through April 17th, 2022.”
Rolling Stone reported: “During the exhibit’s opening week, the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, FIU’s humanities and arts hub, will present DYLAN@FIU, a symposium exploring Bob Dylan’s career and cultural influence, timed to coincide with Miami Art Week.”