Architect, location selected for Tulsa's Bob Dylan archive

TULSA -- Seattle-based architect Olson Kundig has been selected as the lead architect for The Bob Dylan Center, which will be located in the Tulsa Arts District.

The George Kaiser Family Foundation selected Kundig after an extensive evaluation process. 

“After reviewing proposals from top firms around the world, we agreed that Olson Kundig’s experience, talent and design aesthetic stood out as the best fit for this project,” said Ken Levit, executive director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. “We’re excited about the vision that Olson Kundig expressed for a world-class cultural center that will do justice to the iconic Bob Dylan collection.”

The public-facing home of The Bob Dylan Archive will be located on Martin Luther King Boulevard just southeast of the Woody Guthrie Center. In 2016, Dylan cited the Guthrie center as one of the reasons he chose Tulsa for his archives.

“I’m glad that my archives, which have been collected all these years, have finally found a home and are to be included with the works of Woody Guthrie and especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American Nations. To me, it makes a lot of sense and it’s a great honor," Dylan said.

The center is expected to open in 2021. More information can be found www.BobDylanCenter.com.

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