CORVALLIS, Ore. – A photo exhibit featuring iconic images of Nobel Prize winner singer-songwriter Bob Dylan by photographer Daniel Kramer will be on display at Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery Oct. 26 through Nov. 30.
The exhibit, “Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer,” is curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum® and documents Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock and roll icon.
A reception and artist’s talk by Kramer will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1. OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts Bob Santelli will also host a question-and-answer session with Kramer. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the talk at 7 p.m. in Room 128 of the Learning Innovation Center, 165 S.W. Sackett Pl., Corvallis.
The exhibit features more than three dozen photographs taken by Kramer for a year and a day during 1964 and 1965. This photographic “backstage view” of the singer-songwriter showcases key moments in Dylan’s musical career during one of the most dynamic periods of American history.
“These unique photographs by Daniel Kramer captured while working with Bob Dylan during one of the most pivotal moments of his career sheds a never-before-seen light on one of America’s greatest songwriters,” said Santelli, the museum’s founding executive director. “We first opened this exhibit in Dylan’s hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota. Now, we are thrilled to showcase his work at Oregon State University.”
Kramer, a noted American music and portrait photographer, is a native of Brooklyn, New York. The self-educated photographer worked as an assistant to Philippe Halsman and Allan and Diane Arbus before gaining an international reputation of his own.
His 1967 book, “Bob Dylan” was critically acclaimed, as were the album covers he created for “Bringing It All Back Home,” “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Biograph.” Kramer’s photos have been shown or collected by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Whitney Museum of American Art and more.
Fairbanks Gallery is located on the floor of Fairbanks Hall, 220 S.W. 26th St. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month for the Corvallis Arts Walk.
The gallery will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, for those on campus to attend the football game against Stanford. For more information, visit http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/art/fairbanksgallery.
About the GRAMMY Museum: Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form — from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.