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Bob Dylan’s doors ‘beckon’ at the Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum | FIU News

The newest gift to the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU graces the front walkway as part of FIU’s public sculpture park. Artist, Bob Dylan, forged this untitled sculpture from iron and vintage objects, creating a set of doors 11 feet high and 10 feet wide. Dylan, the subject of a recent retrospective at the Frost Art Museum, has long been associated with the world of music. It is Dylan’s first public artwork in the United States, a legacy of creativity and a gateway to the FIU Campus Museum of Art.

“The collection of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum has just grown exponentially with the donation of this Bob Dylan sculpture,” said museum director Jordana Pomeroy. “Dylan’s love of visual metaphor exemplified in these metal portals reminds us that creativity and vision know no bounds. Just as education paves the way to academic success, this sculpture invites our visitors to learn through art.

Bob Dylan is a multi-faceted artist and musician who has been creating paintings, drawings and wrought iron sculptures for over six decades. His gift for sculpture followed Dylan’s national debut with Retrospectruman exhibition of more than 180 works which was presented at the Frost Museum from November 2021 to April 2022.

The doors are a permanent addition to the Frost Museum collection. For more information, visit dylan.fiu.edu.