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.