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Sarah's Salon: Paris by the Books: A Reader's Tour of the City of Light

February 22 | 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.


Join the Friends of the Charles Allis as we trade a Milwaukee winter for Parisspring, at least for the evening! Liam Callanan, award-winning local novelist and UWM Associate Professor looks forward to taking you on a reader's "tour" of Paris via a series of carefully curated Paris-themed reading recommendations, both fiction and nonfiction.


RSVP by Thursday, February 15 to Michael Keiley at

(414) 278-8295 x5 or


It's all FREE including complimentary wine, but seating and parking is limited!



mad hatter


Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party

March 3 | 3:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.


Wear a hat! “Don’t be late!” Alice will “shrink” you through the key-hole right at 3pm! 

This day has become a favorite for many at the Charles Allis and always has repeat Mad-Hatters every year. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets ASAP. You will enjoy delicious assorted teas, sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres, yummy desserts, live music, a museum tour, the actual play of the Mad Hatter's tea party from Louis Carols novel will be performed featuring Milwaukee actors, and also a "meet and greet" picture time with characters and more! A wonderful outing for friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, grandmas, grandpas, and aunties. 

Prizes for best Maddest adult and best Maddest child's hat.

Tickets: $30 / $25 Museum Members
Children 12 and under $12
ALL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD IN ADVANCE. Sorry no walk-ups or refunds. 

Tickets available at:

Limited parking is available off of the alley on Royall between Zaffiro's and Phoenix Care Systems lots. There will be signs to direct you. 

Queries? Contact In-house Events Manager Michael Keiley at 414 278 8295 x5 or via email:



Hambingo at Hamburger Mary's

March 14 | 8:00 P.M.


Join us at Hamburger Mary's- 730-734 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204 on March 14th to play bingo and help us raise money for the Charles Allis Art Museum! More details forthcoming



It is now tradition for the grand prize winner from our Forward juried art exhibition to be invited to present a solo exhibition the following year. Painter James Pederson (Madison, WI), winner in 2016, has taken the invitation a step further, incorporating a collaborator and a guest artist into two side-by-side exhibitions. For Clandestine Possessions, Pederson exhibits furniture-based works made in collaboration with Madison, WI artist Mariah Tate Klemens, and inFamily Time, he curates a small exhibition of paintings by Jackson Hunt (Irvine, CA) to be shown alongside a series of his own. The exhibition opens Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with a members’ preview starting at 5:30pm. Artist talk (details below) starts at 7:00pm. The show runs through April 15, 2018. Admission to opening: $5 suggested donation.

Exhibition Programming:


Art In-Depth

MAR. 15 | 7:00 P.M.


Exhibiting artists Mariah Tate Klememns and James Pederson, along with several other guests, will discuss how home decor and furniture design have informed their exhibition, Clandestine Possessions.


Students & members FREE, others free with museum admission.