Bob Dylan's paintings to go on display in Tulsa, OK

You can see the singer-songwriter's artworks from May 10 to Sept. 15.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, is taking yet another step toward being a mecca for Bob Dylan fans.

Almost three years after the University of Tulsa acquired the singer-songwriter's "secret" archive, the school's Gilcrease Museum will be unveiling an exhibit called Bob Dylan: Face Value And Beyond, "the first regional showing" of Dylan's paintings and other "rare visual works."

"Face Value" is the name of a series of Dylan's pastel portraits, which have been shown before at London's National Portrait Gallery and other museums. 

The Tulsa exhibition, which kicks off May 10 and runs through Sept. 15, will also include the musician's "drawings, filmed performances, writings, personal effects and ephemera" from the aforementioned Bob Dylan Archive, which is curating the show, a news release says.

Expect more Dylan attractions in Tulsa in the future. Though the Archive is open exclusively to researchers at the moment, it will have its own public venue in the form of The Bob Dylan Center — a "permanent exhibit on the life and work of Bob Dylan," the release says.

The Center is expected to open in the Tulsa Arts District in 2021, its website says.

Dylan's artwork has a way of generating headlines; earlier this year, the U.S. State Department ignited some controversy when it was revealed it had spent $84,000 on a Bob Dylan iron sculpture to display at an overseas embassy.  

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