The Charles Allis Art Museum is now open. Visitation is by reservation only. Make a reservation through the "Plan Your Visit" tab below. The museum continues to follow state and local health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. These include masks, social distancing, and capacity limits. More information is available when making a reservation. 

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.


Shana McCaw – Senior Curator

Shana McCaw is an artist-curator with over 16 years of experience researching, teaching, and working in the Milwaukee area. McCaw’s projects include curating and directing the Northwestern Mutual Gallery at Cardinal Stritch University; assisting in the design and installation of five exhibitions in partnership with the Chipstone Foundation at the Milwaukee Art Museum; teaching 3-D design, sculpture, and domestic field study courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and Cardinal Stritch University; and developing an internationally recognized art practice with her husband and collaborator, Brent Budsberg. McCaw and Budsberg received the Mary Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists in the Established category in 2008 and 2014. They were also recently awarded residencies in Wendover, UT with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (2012) and in Death Valley, CA with the Goldwell Open Air Museum (2013). McCaw earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 1999. She currently lives in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, where her studio is also based.

 

Jenille Junco – Assistant Curator and Collections Manager

Jenille Junco received an Art History Bachelors' Degree and Urban Studies Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and began a curatorial internship at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace in 2007. She 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 during 2013 - 2016. She also worked in the Conservation Department at Milwaukee Art Museum during the reinstallation of MAM’s permanent collection in 2015.


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 Villa Terrace 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.

 

Taytum Markee —Visitor Experience and Beverage Services Manager

Taytum Markee has been the Visitor Experience and Beverage Services manager since February 2018. She is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Public History and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. As an undergraduate, she majored in History with a minor in Art History at UW-Milwaukee. While pursuing her undergraduate, she interned for the Milwaukee County Historical Society, Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums, and the Waukesha County Historical Society. She is originally from Orfordville, Wisconsin and has lived in Milwaukee for the past four years.