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.

Location
1801 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Contact Us
414.278.8295
info@cavtmuseums.org
charlesallis.org

Museum Public Hours

Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.)

Admission Prices
$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 July 29 – Visitors will have opportunity to explore beautiful outdoor gardens and indoor collections – 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


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.

Featured Exhibit


Milwaukee Women’s Art Library

August 18, 2020 – December 27, 2020

Women operating outside of economic centers are often overlooked not only by the regions which overshadow them, but within their own localities, further distancing the women of future generations from the histories of their own communities. The Milwaukee Women’s Art Library attempts to provide a solution to this issue by developing a library and archive founded on principles of solidarity, difference, and action. Curated by Milwaukee native and Chicago-based curator Ashley Janke, the MWAL will open in August 2020 at the Charles Allis Art Museum, preceded by numerous meetings and work sessions to bring the new library together. The MWAL will act as a space for the collective remembrance of women and non-binary people of all ethnicities whose actions, work and narratives may otherwise become lost in the ebb and flow of the constantly shifting cultural landscape.