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!
In many ways, the story of Charles and Sarah Allis is the story of Milwaukee. It’s one of migration, industry — and generosity. Both Charles and Sarah’s families left the East Coast to settle in Milwaukee. Charles' father arrived in the very year the city was established in 1846, while Sarah's family arrived shortly thereafter in 1851. As their fortune grew along with the family business, they made provision to serve the community in perpetuity — by bequeathing to Milwaukee a most magnanimous gift.