Polka Heartland: Photographs by Dick Blau January 31–March 29, 2015
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    Dick Blau’s photographs belie the stereotype of polka as “corny” and “dated” and instead show a vibrant, living glimpse into the everyday of the polka culture. Featuring 30 photographs that capture the energy of live polka performances, Polka Heartland: Photographs by Dick Blau is anything but documentary. Blau’s photographs reverberate with the same “loudness” and “sensuality” as his subjects.

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    Exhibition Tour
    Saturday, March 28 | 1:30
    Photographer Dick Blau will take members through the show, offering insights into his creative process as well as lively stories about the subjects of his photographs.

    Buy the Book
    The exhibition also celebrates the publication of the book Polka Heartland which will be published by the Wisconsin State Historical Society in Fall of 2015.