Charles Allis Art Museum

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1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee Directions
Today 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+14142788295
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Make sure you pay a visit to Charles Allis Art Museum for the best art museum Milwaukee has to offer. Come to this art museum with an open mind and leave with your own interpretation of various artistic masterpieces.

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    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Tue
    Closed
    Wed-Sat
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 10 months ago
We enjoyed the Villa Terrace Dec, Arts Museum. It was beautiful. The elevator to the gardens isn't working, so be ready for many stairs, hard if you can't do stairs. Nice if they could fix it. But the other things were worth the visit.
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Report | 10 months ago
Not as big or informational as I wanted it to be. Part of the house was under construction and paintings were put haphazardly around surrounding area.
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Report | 11 months ago
Unfortunately much of the museum was closed when we visited. I know museums need renovating like anything else, but couldn't they just do one room or area at a time so a visitor can see more of the collection/facility? With so much closed, we didn't think it was worth the value, even with a groupon. Check before going to see if renovation is complete!
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Report | a year ago
This was a good stop if you have some time to kill in Milwaukee and enjoy art, architecture, gardens, and views of Lake Michigan. Not very exciting, but beautiful house with great views of the lake.
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Report | a year ago
Was an interesting experience, missing older art collection with newer exhibits.
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Report | a year ago
Learn a little about the Museum before you go. Your tour is self quided.
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Report | a year ago
Great location, interesting art and building. Was a nice short adventure for the boyfriend and I. He is into art and I am not, but this was a nice mixture, we were both entertained and had a good time
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Report | a year ago
Our whole group was not impressed with the Charles Allis Art Museum. Did not realize it was mostly modern art...not a fan...would have possibly liked more interpretation....guess it just was not our cup of tea.
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Report | a year ago
My boyfriend really enjoys art, I don't This was a really good compromise for us It was quick to walk through, so I wasn't bored, the exhibits were all interesting and we both enjoyed our time
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Nice, casual outing
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It's rare for museums to have cozy dining rooms, but the Charles Allis Art Museum wasn't always a museum. Earlier in the 20th century, it was businessman and arts patron Charles Allis's Tudor-style mansion. Allis bequeathed it to the public along with his massive art collection, though, and nowadays, visitors can stop by to see pieces that span 2,000 years. Some highlights? Works by Winslow Homer, Classic antiquities, a large collection of Asian ceramics, plus rotating exhibits by local Wisconsin artists.

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum nestles in a historic mansion, too, albeit a different one. This one was built in the likeness of an Italian Renaissance villa in 1923, by architect David Adler. Its art spans a smaller period, from the 15th century through to the 18th. Visitors can browse wrought-iron work by Cyril Colnik, and explore a formal, outdoor Renaissance garden.

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Tue
Closed
Wed-Sat
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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