In 2013, Kurt Ullrich, a nationally syndicated photographer and writer from Jackson County, Iowa set out to chronicle the Iowa State Fair in words and photographs. The result was The Iowa State Fair, a book published by University of Iowa Press, and a traveling exhibition of 52 black and white photographs that celebrate Iowa’s largest and most famous annual event. The State Fair has been a time-honored Iowa tradition since 1854 and Ullrich’s photographs embrace the nostalgia of the fair’s prestigious past while also bringing it into the 21st century. Just in time for the 2015 fair season, the Dubuque Museum of Art is excited to be able to bring these images to Dubuque along with some fun, family-friendly, fair-related programs during the exhibition.
During the exhibition, enter the Iowa State Fair weekly trivia contest. Visit the exhibition to see the trivia question and submit your entry. One winner each week will receive a six month individual membership. All correct entries will go into the final drawing at the end of the exhibition for a one year family membership. Good luck!