The Charles Allis Art Museum is open and enthusiastically welcomes your visit. You do not need a reservation, but they are encouraged as museum hours may vary. Make a reservation by clicking the button below. Thank you and visit soon!
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.
Joshua Rangai —Visitor Experience and Beverage Services Manager
Joshua Rangai has been the Visitor Experience and Beverage Services Manager since August 2021. He is an undergraduate student in the School of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a certificate in Ethics and Values. While pursuing his degree, he has worked at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace as a Visitor Service team member since 2018. He is originally from Gurnee, Illinois, and has lived in Milwaukee for the past four years.