Talking Dylan:
Sound to Sight

Portrait graphic of Bob Dylan

On November 30, 2021 the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab held a half-day “Teaser Symposium” Talkin Dylan: Sound to Sight to accompany the public opening of Retrospetrum.

The event was both live for special VIPS and streamed live on and there was a tour at the Frost Museum as well as a music-filled reception for all those in attendance.

The brief talks included opening remarks and personal reflections on Dylan by Dr. Kimberly Green of the Green Family Foundation. The next few hours were filled with a combination of sharp analysis and heart-felt meditations on Bob Dylan and his oevre, including remarks by Rebecca Friedman, Governor David Patterson, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Robert Politio, Richard Thomas, and Shai Baitel, who curated the exhibition that showcased at the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai in 2018. The reception on the back pation of the Frost Museum included music by Stillblue and Uncle Scotchy, with a special appearance by Maryel Epps.

Schedule of Events

2:00–5:00 pm
“Reflections/Meditations on Dylan”

MARC Pavilion on FIU Campus • Livestream

Opening and Welcome
Kimberly Green

Time and Dylan: The Frame
Rebecca Friedman

Personal Reflections
Governor David Paterson

The Elasticity of Dylan
Ambassador Ido Aharoni

Dylan and the Classical Tradition
Richard Thomas

Dylan and Film Noir
Robert Polito

Closing and Look Ahead to April Symposium
Shai Baitel

5:00–6:00 pm
VIP Exclusive Tour of Retrospectrum at the Frost

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

6:00–8:00 pm
Cocktail Reception at the Frost (back patio) w/ music

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Local band Stillblue opened for Uncle Scotchy

Visiting Retrospectrum


For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s website.