Treasures From the Allis Collection
May 31 - October 6, 2013
Opening Recpetion: Friday, May 31
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preview 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The Charles Allis Residence remains today one of the most evocative intact collections of fine and decorative art in Milwaukee, reflecting the diverse tastes of its original owners. Treasures from the Allis Collection will reveal a fascinating narrative of how Charles Allis, son of one of Milwaukee’s great industrialists and art collectors, created a comprehensive art collection with his wife, Sarah, at the turn of the twentieth century. To house and display their treasures, they engaged the architect, Alexander Eschweiler, to design a purpose-built mansion with the intention of sharing their magnificent with the community they so loved. Utilizing new scholarship on the lives of the Allis’, this exhibition will detail the exceptional taste the Allis family, exhibited in their selection of paintings, prints, Asian objects, furnishings and their procurement of works by Tiffany Studios, New York. This promises to be an exhibit not to be missed and will place Charles and Sarah Allis in the context of art collecting in Milwaukee over one hundred years ago.
Help support the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums' work in the community by attending our A Chair to Remember Chair-ity Auction Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. This annual premiere fundraising event includes hors de'oeuvres, cash bar, live music, the "Hot Seat" silent auction and live Chair Auction. Proceeds from the evening help support the six exhibitions of Wisconsin artists, veterans workshops, and Milwaukee Public Schools arts programming that we do each year.
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
RSVP with Ann at RSVP@cavtmuseums.org
or 414/278-8295 x5
FOCA's Annual Murder Mystery
Thursday, June 27
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Cash Bar and Hors d'Oeuvres
$25 - $20 Members
RSVP by June 14 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Popular Novels Adapted to the Screen
- April 10 - Rebecca - 1940 - Joan Fontaine, Laurence Oliver, George Sanders, Judith Anderson
- April 24 - All This and Heaven Too - 1940 - Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffery Lynn, Barbara O'Neil
- May 8 - The Great Gatsby - 1949 - Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Barry Sullivan, MacDonald Carey
- May 22 - King's Row - 1942 - Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Regan, Betty Field
- June 12 - The Razor's Edge - 1946 - Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Ann Baxter
- June 26 - Green Dolphin Street - 1947 - Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Donna Reed, Richard Hart
Tribute to Bing Crosby
- July 17 - Mississippi - 1935 - Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Gail Patrick
- July 31 - Waikiki Wedding - 1937 - Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross, Bob Burns
- Aug 14 - Road To Morocco - 1942 - Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn
- Aug 28 - Dixie - 1943 - Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Billy DeWolfe, Marjorie Reynolds
- Sept 11 - Road To Utopia - 1945 - Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke
- June 26 - Holiday Inn - 1942 - Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale