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Bob Dylan Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma


The public-facing home of the Bob Dylan Archive

59 Productions has collaborated with renowned architectural and exhibit design firm Olson Kundig on the interactive, installation and AV design for the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Center is open to the public from May 10, 2022, welcoming visitors from around the world to access and interact with more than 100,000 exclusive cultural treasures found in The Bob Dylan Archive. 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 Bob Dylan’s unparalleled seven decades as one of the world’s most important cultural figures.

Located in Tulsa’s burgeoning arts district just steps from the city’s renowned Woody Guthrie Center, The Bob Dylan Center features cutting-edge and immersive technology in a multi-media environment that is designed to be as impressive and revealing to visitors new to Dylan’s work as it is to long-time fans and aficionados.

Among the many highlights that can be found at The Bob Dylan Center are:

  • An ever-evolving curated display of elements that illuminate the depth and breadth of the Bob Dylan Archive collection.
  • An immersive film experience designed by 59 that initiates visitors through an innovative cascade of archival music and film, directed by renowned Dylan chronicler Jennifer Lebeau.
  • A recreation of an authentic studio environment created by 59 where visitors can experience what it was like to be present at one of Dylan’s historic recording sessions.
  • 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”.
  • A screening room that showcases Dylan-related scripted films, documentaries and concert performances, including never-before-seen material unearthed from the Archive.
  • A multimedia timeline of Dylan’s life from his early years in Minnesota through the present day, written by award-winning historian Sean Wilentz.
  • The Parker Brothers Gallery explores the creative process through other innovative artists’ work in an initial exhibit curated by influential author Lewis Hyde.
  • An interactive digital jukebox designed by 59 featuring a special playlist curated by Elvis Costello.

“Might just be the GOAT of Rock Museums”
– Variety

Opened May 2022

Bob Dylan Centre, Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Design Process

Intro Environment

Perspectives Jukebox

The Studio Experience


Project Architects
Olson Kundig

Installation, Interactive & AV Design
59 Productions

Director & Curator, The Bob Dylan Archive
Mark Davidson

Curatorial Consultant, The Bob Dylan Archive
Parker Fishel

Jennifer Lebeau

Historian & Author
Sean Wilentz

Lewis Hyde

Content and Copywriting
Ellipse Studio

Lighting Design
Tillotson Design Associates

Exhibits Structural Engineer
Coffman Engineers

Audio Guide
Art Processors

Graphic Production
Brown Bag Creative

Exhibit Fabricator
CREO Exhibits

Audio/Visual Integration
BBI Engineers

Gate Fabricator
Black Buffalo Ironworks

Architect of Record
Lilly Architects

Structural Engineer
Wallace Engineering

MEP and Fire Protection Engineer
Phillips + Gomez

General Contractor

59 Team

Project Directors
Mark Grimmer
Ben Pearcy

Lead Video Designer
Tom Wexler

Lead Set Designer
Matt Wreglesworth

Ollie Hester
Teya Lanzon

Assistant Producer
Hope Delicata

Video Designers
Felix Green
Hanna Schrage

Real Time Designer
Laurien Ash

Architectural Designer
Asha Pandit

Assistant Designer
Simran Phull

Graphic Designer
Dale Croft
Aimee Stroud

Sound Designer
Gareth Fry

Video Editor
Matt Sturrock

Video Programmer
Sam Molitoriss

Jamie Gadney

David Curtis
Sean Kothe
Jarek Radecki
Edd Stockton

Matt Murton