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! 

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Delight, Inspire, Educate: The Allis Collection as Catalyst

May 12, 2019 – April 12, 2020

During 2019, we are presenting various aspects of the Allis art collection, from paintings and sculptures to decorative arts objects and print materials. In our Foyer Gallery, we consider the act of collecting today and how the objects we live with can inspire creative connections and passions in our lives. On our second floor, Sarah’s bedroom highlights collection selections that encourage observations, wonder, and examination. The North gallery offers an opportunity for visitors to propose both questions and answers about the house and collection. Alongside, the Milwaukee Women’s Art Library (MWAL), slated to open in 2020, will make its start in our South gallery. This year the library’s collection will accumulate as we gather materials from local non-binary and women artists whose stories may not otherwise be archived and preserved.

Exhibition runs Thursday, May 9 to Sunday, April 12, 2020

Exhibition and Mansion tours August 3 and 7, September 4 and 7. Tours begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.