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! 




We are a nonprofit friends group devoted to the museum we love! If you want to learn more about The Friends of the Charles Allis (FOCA) and our efforts to support the Museum, just let us know - we'd welcome your involvement. 

     Board of Directors
     The Friends of the Charles Allis (FOCA)

Enable the Charles Allis Art Museum to realize its full potential as a relevant cultural destination for today's and future generations to enjoy.

The Friends of the Charles Allis (FOCA) is a member-based organization dedicated to supporting Milwaukee's historic Charles Allis Art Museum. We provide funding and volunteer resources to enhance our community's connection with the Museum's architecture, gardens, collections, and exhibitions.


Advocacy to support the Charles Allis Art Museum

Integrity to conduct business in a way that is honest, transparent, and ethical

Stewardship to maximize the resources bequeathed to FOCA

Creativity to realize what is possible

Excellence to provide the skills necessary to accomplish FOCA mission

Inclusion to engage the larger community