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Art Tribute To Bob Dylan Set Up Outside His Minnesota Alma Matter

A public art tribute to Bob Dylan was unveiled over the weekend in Hibbing, Minnesota with the hope of inspiring a new generation of young artists, the Associated Press (AP) reported.


Photo Insert: The brick wall featuring the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature that Dylan was awarded in 2016



The display of the Iron Range town’s most famous resident is located outside Hibbing High School, where the 80-year-old Dylan was a 1959 graduate. On one side of the display, a brick wall features the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature that Dylan was awarded in 2016.


The opposite side of the wall features a series of stainless steel panels that contain lyrics from more than 50 of his songs.



There’s also a bronze chair, similar to one he would have sat in, that faces the school so people who use it will “have their backs to the lyrics, a physical representation of the songwriting process,” said Katie Fredeen, president of the Hibbing Dylan Project.


The volunteer group spent five years and raised about $100,000 to design and build the tribute. The unveiling followed another tribute by group known as the Year of Dylan, which engraved a Dylan quote on a large rock on the Mesabi Bike Trail in Hibbing. The trail covers 135 miles of the Iron Range.



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