We are pleased to announce that after over three months of closure and much thoughtful preparation, the Charles Allis Art Museum is now open to the general public. Our staff did not make this decision to reopen lightly, and we continue to follow the guidelines of health authorities closely to ensure our visitors and our staff can safely enjoy their visit.  Admission will be by online reservation only. Tickets may be purchased by visiting our Plan Your Visit page. More information on health and safety guidelines for your visit will be provided when registering. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the museum! 

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.