Waukesha Museum holds international ‘Being Alive’ exhibit

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:57 am

The Waukesha County Museum has opened its Marc Sijan “Being Alive” exhibit. Sijan is a Milwaukee native, but his works have been displayed in Dubai, Germany, Italy and Japan. His work pushes the boundaries of life and art through his lifelike creations.
The exhibit is his first in Wisconsin in over 15 years, and is also the largest exhibit ever hosted at the Waukesha County Museum.
“I am delighted to work with the Waukesha County Museum to showcase my art.  It is rewarding to have the chance for people in my hometown region to experience my work in such a large exhibit,” Sijan said.
The exhibit was made possible in part from a grant from Arts Waukesha in collaboration with the Wisconsin Arts Board. His “Security Guard” sculpture stands watch at the entrance of Milwaukee’s Frontier Airlines Center. The exhibit will feature more than twelve of his works, and range from full figures to torsos, busts, and heads.
“We’re looking forward to seeing our visitors be mesmerized when looking into the eyes of one of Marc’s ultra realistic pieces,” said Kirsten Lee Villegas, executive director at the museum.  “Each piece is created with such incredible and unnerving detail. We are delighted that Marc chose to work with the Waukesha County Museum for his first hometown exhibit in many, many years.”
The Waukesha County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for students; and free for members and children under age 5.  Due to the nature of the exhibit, the Musuem has suspended its policy of offering free admission to county residents on Wednesdays for this exhibit.

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