National Portrait Gallery honors Nobel laureate Bob Dylan

Posted October 14

— The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is honoring Nobel laureate Bob Dylan.

The gallery announced Friday that it will install a portrait of the singer-songwriter in the museum's first-floor "Celebrate" space on Monday. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The portrait is a photograph taken by John Cohen in 1962. It is one of two the gallery has of Dylan.

Seventy-five-year-old Dylan is the first musician in the 115-year history of the Nobel to win the prize in literature. The Swedish Academy cited him Thursday for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."


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