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Shakespeare’s in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan 

January 28–March 5, 2017 Current Exhibitions
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Shakespeare’s in the Alley pays tribute to American icon Bob Dylan. Recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, songwriter and performer  Dylan has had a brilliant career for more than half a century. Door County artist Skye has created a text-based installation that honors his creative genius. The lyrics of some of Dylan’s best-known songs are reproduced on large banners hung throughout the museum’s atrium. The content of the words combines with the visual hangings to create an immersive spatial experience.

Related Programs

Opening Party
Saturday, January 28 | 2:00–5:00
Spend a Dylan-inspired afternoon celebrating three new exhibitions: the immersive installation Shakespeare’s in the Alley, a major retrospective of Charles Thwaites’s paintings and drawings, Charles Thwaites: An American Journey, and Shane McAdams: The Accidental Landscape

2:30  Artist Talk + Tour of  The Accidental Landscape with artist Shane McAdams
3:15  Remarks
3:30  Curator Talk + Tour of Charles Thwaites: An American Journey

MOWA and Cafe Soeurette Present the Music of Bob Dylan
Thursday, February 23 | 7:00
Join us for a Dylan-inspired open mic night at Cafe Soeurette. See the exhibition at MOWA before heading over to the restaurant (111 N Main Street, West Bend) for dinner or drinks. It’s a great opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy 10% off your dinner. The music of Bob Dylan will be performed live beginning at 7:00. Anyone interested in performing should contact Erika Petterson at epetterson@wisconsinart.org for more information.