The last day to see Dressing the Abbey is Monday, May 30, 2022. Make sure you get your ticket before it's gone. 

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Neil Albrecht – Interim Executive Director;

Neil Albrecht began serving as Interim Executive Director in July 2021. Albrecht is a lifelong Milwaukee resident whose most recent work experience includes Executive Director to the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, Founding Executive Director to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, and Regional Director to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. In addition to his professional experience, Albrecht is a past board member for the Friends of Art/Milwaukee Art Museum, Social Development Foundation, and the Bay View Neighborhood Association, as well as a “big brother” for Big Brother Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. Albrecht has a Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism from UW-Milwaukee, is an avid gardener, dabbles in writing a novel, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, historic preservation, and a vibrant, engaged, and inclusive, Milwaukee community.


Phoenix Brown – Senior Curator;

Phoenix Brown is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Milwaukee, WI. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, she graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2019 with a BFA in New Studio Practice and a minor in Art History. Brown was the Abert Family Curatorial Fellow at the Milwaukee Art Museum from 2020 to 2021. She currently leads the curatorial department at Charles Allis and Villa Terrace as Senior Curator. Her curatorial voice is influenced by popular culture, technology-informed art, institutional critique, and interpretations of contemporary art through critical theory lenses. Alongside her studio practice and curatorial research, Brown teaches art at various capacities throughout Greater Milwaukee and beyond.


Jenille Junco – Assistant Curator and Collections Manager;

Jenille Junco received a degree in Art History and a certificate in Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She began a curatorial internship at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace in 2007 and was hired as the Curatorial Assistant in 2009, working directly under former curator Martha Monroe. In 2010, she became the Registrar, and in 2013 added Collections Management and Assistant Curator to her responsibilities. Junco oversaw the Curatorial Department from 2013 - 2016. She has also worked in the Conservation Department at Milwaukee Art Museum during the reinstallation of MAM’s permanent collection in 2015, and is currently working part-time as a bench jeweler for a local artist.


Matt Pappas – Membership Manager;

Matt has been with the museums since 2013. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in History and Political Science. He enjoys exploring the beautiful city of Milwaukee — a hobby that piqued his interest in the Charles Allis Art Museum. His passion for the arts and preserving history makes him a perfect fit for his work at the museums. When not working at the museum, Matt plays in two nationally touring bands.


Megan Maikowski – Rentals Manager;

Megan has worked with the museums since February 2018. She enjoys working closely with clients and vendors in planning unique events with the historic homes as the backdrop. Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with degree in Arts Management and History in 2014. Her background in event management includes weddings, nonprofit fundraisers, galas, and corporate meetings. On her days off, she likes to enjoy the best of what Milwaukee has to offer – cold beer, cheese curds and music festivals.


Sam Flint – Visitor Experience and Beverage Services Manager;

Sam Flint began as the Visitor Experience and Beverage Services Manager in December of 2021. As a native to Whitefish Bay, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Art History and minored in Religious Studies. Passionate about museums and museum operation, he began with the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace in 2018 as an intern, assisting in collections and inventory projects, and has continued to work alongside and within the staff since.