Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn

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

Opening Reception featuring fashion show by Timothy Westbrook Studio in collaboration with Get Dolled Up Beauty Salon, Fashion Designer Bree Rose, and Maggie Sovelson of Brown Cow Vintage
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6 – 8:30 pm
$10 / Museum Members Free

Members Only VIP Experience 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Not a member? Join at the door! Student memberships $25 / Adult Memberships $45
Includes admission to opening reception.

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.

The opening reception will feature live actors interacting with guests in a Renaissance Faire style of role playing. The actors will be in character as the team of explorers that discovered the origin of the unicorn. The opening reception is truly a gala in their honor to celebrate all of their scientific findings, including research and artifacts. Enjoy a story that fictionally depicts Charles Allis as a unicorn enthusiast infusing his existing collection with unicorn relics and historical evidence of the existence of unicorns. Peruse the galleries filled with contemporary art evolved from the unicorn theme, as well as Westbrook's personal collection of unicorn trinkets, and of course the documentation of the unicorn expedition. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a fashion show to take a closer look at the garments that Westbrook has created from repurposed materials for the explorers for both the gala and the expedition. Westbrook will be joined by fashion designer Bree Rose, vintage curator Maggie Solveson of BrownCowVintage who will also present their collections to the theme #HipstersOnSafari.

Sponsored by The Charles Allis Art Museum, 88Nine, Get Dolled Up Beauty Lounge, and The Vintage Future by Brandon Minga.

Enjoy a chance to mingle in a more intimate, exclusive, and uninturrupted setting with the actors, the fashion show collaborators and even catch a glimpse of a few of the runway looks ahead of time. Members will receive goody bags from our sponsors, may reserve premium seating for the fashion show, and enjoy a complimentary scotch tasting with one of the actors in the mansion's billards room which is not normally open to the public.






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 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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