About the Exhibition

January 31–March 29

Hyde Gallery

Wisconsin is synonymous with polka, the official state dance, brought by East European immigrants in the second half of the nineteenth century. More recently, Wisconsin’s Latinos have introduced their own version of the polka. Dick Blau’s photographs belie the stereotype of polka as “corny” and “dated” and instead offer a vibrant, living glimpse into this exuberant subculture.

Image: Dick Blau, The Squeezettes, 2014