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! 

The Charles Allis Art Museum provides a variety of striking backdrops for personal, wedding and commercial photography and filming.

Personal photography and videography are permitted at the museum. A general photography permit is required for all engagement, family and school pictures or any other posed photography session that used the museum as a backdrop and/or requires special attire. Personal photography permits are $75/hr. and must be obtained in advance of your visit by contacting our rentals manager at rentals@cavtmuseums.org. You may be turned away at the front desk without a permit. We do not allow impromptu commercial photography sessions. 

A permit and certificate of insurance are required for all wedding, commercial and advertising photography. Commercial photography permits start at $200/hr. and can be obtained by contacting our rentals manager at rentals@cavtmuseums.org.

The stately 1911 Tudor-style mansion offers a historical backdrop, original brickwork, and décor and furnishings found in Milwaukee homes at the turn of the twentieth century. Photographers and videographers are not provided by the museum for private events. 

Stand-Alone Wedding Photography
May through October $200/hour
November through April $150/hour
Two-hour minimum. (Photography rates are waived for those hosting their wedding at the museum).

Commercial Photography / Filming
May through October $300/hour
November through April $200/hour

For more information on renting Villa Terrace or to make an appointment to view the museum, please contact our Rentals Manager, Megan Maikowski rentals@cavtmuseums.org or 414-271-3656 ext. 2.