Waukesha County Museum Presents Marc Sijan: Being Alive

The Waukesha County Museum presents Marc Sijan: Being Alive Exhibition open through September 6.

Marc Sijan’s figures are incredibly lifelike, sensuous and graceful. In fact, they are so lifelike, they seem always on the verge of movement, a mere instant away from action. The pores in the skin, the tiny hairs and veins, even the bald spots, the blemishes, the individual shapes of the faces that make human beings so similar, yet so unique. These are the essence of what makes Marc Sijan’s work so arresting.

Sijan, a Milwaukee-based artist, carries on the tradition of a very old form, but his approach is very modern. His realism recalls the work of the Greek sculptors in its bold expression of human energy and poise. But Sijan is not necessarily celebrating the ideal form. His figures are more gritty, more natural; a tribute to real people.

The Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to promoting interest in the prehistory, natural history, history and culture of Waukesha County by: collecting and preserving material; interpreting and creating exhibits; and providing educational opportunities. To this end, the Museum maintains a Research Center for family and history research for Waukesha County.

The Waukesha County Museum, 101 W. Main St. in Waukesha, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (62 & older), $3 for students; children under age 6 are free. More info: (262) 521-2859

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