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Bob Dylan gates “beckon” at Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum
Bob Dylan. Untitled, 2021. Iron and vintage objects. 11’ 3/8” x 10’ 1” x 4 ½”

Bob Dylan gates “beckon” at Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum

June 8, 2022 at 10:03am

The newest donation to the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU graces the front walkway as part of FIU’s public sculpture park. The artist, Bob Dylan, forged this untitled sculpture from iron and vintage objects, creating a set of gates that stands 11 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Dylan, the subject of a recent retrospective at the Frost Art Museum, has long been associated with the music world. This is the first work of public art by Dylan in the United States, a legacy to creativity and an entryway to FIU’s campus art museum.

“The collection of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum has just grown exponentially stronger with the donation of this sculpture by Bob Dylan,” said Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy. “Dylan’s love of visual metaphor exemplified in these metal gates reminds us that creativity and vision knows no bounds. Just as education provides a gateway to academic achievement, this sculpture beckons our visitors to learn through art.”

Bob Dylan is a multi-faceted artist and musician who has been creating paintings, drawings, and ironwork sculptures over six decades. His donation of the sculpture followed Dylan’s national debut with Retrospectrum, a show of over 180 works that was on view at the Frost Museum from November 2021 to April 2022.

The gates are as a permanent addition to the Frost Museum collection. For more information, visit