Charles Allis Art Museum
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!
Designed by prominent Milwaukee architect, Alexander Eschweiler, and on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish 1911 Tudor style home of Charles and Sarah Allis contains a world-class art collection that spans more than 2,000 years and includes impressive Classic antiquities, Renaissance bronzes, Asian ceramics, French Barbizon paintings and stunning decorative arts. Changing exhibitions feature local and regional artists, making the museum a vibrant center for Wisconsin arts not to be missed.
1801 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Museum Public Hours
Reopens March 31, 2021! (See Reservation Times Below)
Wednesday and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday from 1 p.m. – 8p.m.
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.)
$10.00 Adults / $7.00 Students and Seniors
Children 12 and under – Free
Free on the first Wednesday of the month
Museum Members – Free
MMM News Updates
Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums Announce Reopening on March 31, 2021 – Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful indoor collections and outdoor gardens. The museums continue to follow state and local health and safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. These include, masks, social distancing and capacity limits. – LEARN MORE
Due to the pandemic, the MMM partners have suspended MMM Day. We have greeted thousands of visitors to the museums over the last nine years celebrating mothers and families on Mother’s Day. We hope to reschedule in the fall, public health permitting. Please check back with us and thank you for your support!
Membership to Charles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum provides unlimited visits to both museums and their exhibitions, a newsletter subscription, and discounts on certain special events/programming.
Delight, Inspire, Educate: The Allis Collection as Catalyst
May 12, 2019 – June 30, 2021
We are presenting various aspects of the Allis art collection, from paintings and sculptures to decorative arts objects and print materials. The library’s collection will accumulate as we gather materials from local non-binary and women artists whose stories may not otherwise be archived and preserved.