Unis: Origin of the Unicorn

Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn
Presented by Timothy Westbrook Studio
August 1 - September 28, 2014

Closing Reception
Sunday, September 28, 2014 / 6:30 to 10:00 / Cash Bar
$10 / $5 Museum Members

Timothy Westbrook will speak about the production and imagination behind the origin of this exhibit followed by Q&A. Remarks will begin at 7:30 p.m. and also feature members of the exhibition team, that are central to the fictional narrative of the exhibition. Learn more about their research into the origins of the Unicorn throughout the night as you mingle with them and artists featured in “ARK”, the contemporary art show inspired by the Unicorn. This is the final day of the exhibition, your last chance to experience Timothy Westbrook’s imaginative and personal journey as told through his multimedia experience throughout the Charles Allis Mansion.

About the Exhibition
Timothy Westbrook Studio creates a fictional narrative of an expedition funded by Charles Allis to discover the origin of the unicorn. Using natural history, costume, sculpture, personal ephemera and an expedition team, Westbrook along with nationally recognized artists create original work that takes us on a mythical journey throughout the Charles Allis Art Museum, with treasures around every corner. Join us on this expedition and discover the origins of one of the most beloved mythical creatures.






Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light
October 17 - January 11, 2015

Opening Reception
Friday October 17 / 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preveiw 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Seeing the Light explores Plein Air painting through the works of nine prominent Wisconsin artists. Each artist demonstrates their ability to play with light in their own unique way while painting outdoors. Focusing on architecture, street scenes or landscapes, these nine artists celebrate the beauty found in Wisconsin. Join us for a contemporary look at Wisconsin Plein Air painting, by our very own. Seeing the Light features the work of Lori Beringer, Matt Holt, Shelby Keefe, Tom Kubala, Darron Lillian, Kyle Martin, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Tim Nachreiner, and Bonnie Paruch.


Tyrone Power Centennial Event

Tyrone Power Centennial Event
Saturday, October 18 / 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

This celebration of the life and career of Tyrone Power includes refreshments, a rare screening of SUEZ starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young, as well as celebrity guests. Power’s daughter Taryn, will give a talk with Dale Kuntz and sign copies of her sister Romina Power’s book titled Searching for My Father, Tyrone Power. This is the updated and expanded collector’s quality limited first edition of the English language version of Romina’s bestelling Italian book. The book is only available at Centennial events. Dale Kuntz’ personal collection of Tyrone Power memorabilia will also be displayed. Movie treats and punch will be served. Admission is $10; $5/CAVT members. Seating is limited. Call Ann at 414/278 8295 x5 or email to make reservations.


Opera On Tap

Opera On Tap: Local Composers II
Tuesday, October 28 / 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Singers: Kirstin Roble, Henry Hammond, Scott Pullen, Julianne M. Frey, and more.
Composers: Daron Hagen, Zachary Green, Nathan Wesselowski, Ayesu Lartey, Samuel Rodewald
Check the Villa Terrace Website for updates on special guests and musicians.
$10 suggested donation.


Van Gogh Live

Van Gogh Live
Saturday, October 25 / 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Artist, author, playwright and 2014 Forward Grand Prize Winner Terrence James Coffman brings his play, Van Gogh Live to the Charles Allis Art Museum during its Plein Air exhibition opening October 17 and running through January 11. This one-night performance, based on Coffman’s fictional book of missing Van Gogh journals, is a riveting and emotional glimpse into the torment and ecstasy of Vincent’s life. The audience experiences the complicated life of this lonely man as Coffman examines his obsessions, madness, and love of art and humanity and is given the chance to question Van Gogh at the end of the evening. Watch to discover two local persons you might know filling the cameo roles of a minister and a French prostitute. Coffman’s book will be available for purchase with part of book sales going to support CAVT. Admission is $25 in advance/$30 at the door. $5 less for CAVT members. Call Ann at 4141 278 83295 x5 or email


Movie Time

Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's. Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen. Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

Originals and Remakes

  • July 9 - Magnificent Obession - 1935 - Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Betty Furness, Arthur Treacher
  • July 23 - Magnificent Obession - 1954 - Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Otto Kruger
  • Aug 6 - The Merry Widow - 1934 - Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Edward Everett Horton
  • Aug 20 - The Merry Widow - 1952 - Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn
  • Sept 3 - Black Swan - 1939 - Tyrone Power, Myrna Loy, George Brent, Brenda Joyce, Nigel Bruce
  • Sept 17 - The Rains of Ranchipur - 1955 - Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray

Remembering World War I

  • Oct 8 - Rasputin and the Empress - 1932 - Ethel, John and Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan
  • Oct 8 - Suez - Tyrone Power Centennial Event - See above for more info
  • Oct 22 - Waterloo Bridge - 1940 - Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Virginia Field, Maria Ouspenskaya
  • Nov 12 - Smilin' Through - 1941 - Jeanette MacDonald, Gene Raymond, Brian Aherne, Ian Hunter
  • Nov 26 - Remember the Day - 1941 - Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Anne Revere, John Shepperd

    Annual Christmas Movie

  • Dec 10 - The Bishop's Wife - 1947 - Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper


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