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Bob Dylan Center announced to be located in current Philbrook downtown location

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 14:55:34-05

TULSA — Officials with Philbrook Museum of Art say they have agreed to accept an offer from George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) to exit the lease agreement for Philbrook Downtown in order for the space to become the home of The Bob Dylan Center.

Officials say on Dec. 29 Philbrook Downtown will close to the public.

The Museum will then begin the process of relocating the artwork, library, and archives to the main campus in midtown, officials say.

"This decision did not come easily, but is in the best interest of Philbrook financially and programmatically, both in the short and long term. We are thrilled to welcome The Bob Dylan Center to downtown Tulsa, a growing hub for American music and culture. We anticipate this addition will draw even more visitors to our friends and partner organizations in the Tulsa Arts District. Philbrook’s commitment to downtown will continue going forward, through pop-up programs and various partnerships in the District," says CEO and President of Philbrook Museum of Art Scott Stulen.

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