The Charles Allis Art Museum opens its doors to Ethos, an exhibiton showcasing the work of nine emerging artists, all students and alumni of the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Through a variety of media, text, and subject matter, these artists are exploring issues of identity. Consciously or subconsciously, their works use personal experiences to investigate how social influence can affect individual perspectives. Through themes including technology, gender norms, sexuality, and personal interconnectedness, these works are both genuine and accessible in their expression. Curated by Brie Schettle.

This exhibition is the first exhibition mounted in the museum's Richard Krug Foyer. Stay tuned for more foyer shows in the future.



The Art of Collecting

The Art of Collecting
June 16 - September, 2016

Opening Reception, Thursday June 16
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The Art of Collecting will highlight the history behind selected objects from the Charles Allis Art Collection, some of which you may recognize, some you may not, as the Allis Collection is larger than the house designed to display it. The exhibition will feature paintings, works on paper and sculpture, as well as documentary materials relevant to each work's provenance - written correspondence, contracts, etc. Many works of art from the collection have interesting back-stories and through this exhibition we share them with you. Charles and Sarah Allis spent a good part of their lives collecting art from around the world. The museum is a testament to their love of all things beautiful and wordly, but rarely do we get a chance to show the process behind such an exquisite art collection.

Coninciding with the exhibition is the completion of a re-glazing project made possible by the support of the Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust. All of the collection's two-dimensional works currently on display in the mansion along with many in storage are getting new museum glass. The new glass will protect the artwork from ultraviolet light coming through the manion's windows. Advances in glazing technology have also produced a superior non-glare glass that enchances the viewing experience. When attending The Art of Collecting, you may think we removed the glass from the collection because it has become almost imperceptable. Bressler Eitel has been a gracious supporter of the project. They performed all of the re-glazing on site at the Allis mansion.


Past Exhibitions