2006_09_arts_dylanmorgan.jpgStarting next week Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956–1966 will be on display at The Morgan.

The exhibit is the first comprehensive one devoted to Bob Dylan's early career, examining the critical ten year period by charting Dylan's transformation from "folk troubadour to rock innovator", a change that took place during a turbulent time in American history. Organized by Experience Music Project in Seattle, it will be housed in the Morgan through January.

From his teenage years in Hibbing, Minnesota, to early live performances in Greenwich Village and, of course, the historic "electric" performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival - you'll be able to track Dylan's development. The 10 year period also includes some of Dylan's seminal albums, including The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), and Blonde on Blonde (1966).

What you'll see on display: historic artifacts, handwritten lyrics and letters by Dylan, instruments, rare memorabilia, and photographs, interpretive films featuring rare performance footage and interviews with Dylan and other artists. Listening stations feature selections from several albums of the period covered by the exhibit.

September 29, 2006, through January 6, 2007 // The Morgan [225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street] // $12 non-members