The Charles Allis Art Museum is now open. Visitation is by reservation only. Make a reservation through the "Plan Your Visit" tab below. The museum continues to follow state and local health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. These include masks, social distancing, and capacity limits. More information is available when making a reservation.
Our Curatorial Vision
As an art museum with a dual history as a domestic showcase for the Allis family art collection — amassed in the late nineteenth century through world travels and an avid interest in foreign cultures — and later, as the art branch of the Milwaukee Public Library (1947–1979), the Charles Allis Art Museum seeks to present art exhibitions that engage educational and research organizations and foster dialogue with the broader art community, both contemporary and historic, as well as cross-culturally.