Charles Allis Art Museum Charles Allis Art Museum

Designed by the prominent Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler as a house museum, this mansion holds Charles and Sarah Allis’ collection featuring 19th Century French and American Paintings. The collection spans 2000 years and includes original and antique furnishings.


Mission Statement

The mission of Charles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is to fully utilize both historic house museums, gardens and their art collection for education and community enrichment. As part of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Corporation, the Museums honor the war dead by serving as “living memorials.”



Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now
February 24 - May 19, 2010

The Charles Allis Art Museum is pleased to present Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, a juried exhibition of original works by Wisconsin artists.  Martha Glowacki, the Wisconsin Academy's Co-Director of the James Watrous Gallery, and Graeme Reid, Assistant Director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art were the jurors for the more than 250 entries.  Final selections represent a range of contemporary styles and practices from artists throughout the state.

Opening Reception with Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Night Reception (Free Admission)
Friday, April 16, 2010
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2010 Artists

Also at the Allis:

Classic Hollywood
A red carpet event to benefit Movie Time at the Charles Allis Art Museum

Sunday, March 7, 2010 (Oscar Night!)
6:00 - 10 p.m.

Watch the academy awards in style at the Charles Allis Art Museum’s Red Carpet event – Classic Hollywood.  Come dressed as your favorite star of the silver screen or in black tie attire and join us in a celebration of film, Hollywood and glamour!  Meet Milwaukee’s own film historian Dale Kuntz, the man behind the scenes of the classic film series Movie Time shown for 16 years at the Charles Allis Art Museum.  Mingle with friends as you toast this year’s winners.  2010 Oscars on the big screen, Oscar prediction contest, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar make this an evening to rival the parties in Hollywood! 

$20/person (members), $25/person (non-members)                         

Registration form, click here.

Advance registration recommended.

Movie Time :
Academy Award – Best Pictures
Through March 24
The Charles Allis Art Museum and Milwaukee Film Classics invite you to view some truly classic Best Pictures from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Movie Time Schedule - click here.

Allis After Hours
Thursday, March 18
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Charles Allis Art Museum’s vibrant musical series Allis After Hours returns this season, and It’s All About the Jazz! The series continues on Thursday, March 18 with the musical talents of the
Scott Currier Trio.

$5/adults, $3/seniors & free for museum members.  Includes live jazz, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Allis After Hours Schedule, click here.

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