Designed by prominent Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler and on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish 1911 home of Charles and Sarah Allis contains a world-class art collection that spans more than 2,000 years and includes impressive 19th Century French and American paintings, Classic antiquities, Renaissance bronzes, Asian ceramics and stunning decorative arts. Changing exhibitions feature local and regional artists, making the museum a vibrant center for Wisconsin arts not to be missed.
Calendar of Events:
ART TALK: Right Under Your Nose
Presented by Tony Busalacchi
CHARLES ALLIS ART MUSEUM
Wednesday, May 15, 7pm – 8:30pm
Artist Tony Busalacchi invites you to discover the cornucopia of visual delights he has photographed within walking distance of the Charles Allis. His images chronicle many “works of art”: gargoyles, statues, fountains, architectural details, temporary art, mosaics, reliefs, wrought iron and more. Long-time
East Siders, Tony and his wife Pat walk and explore the neighborhood from St. John’s on the Lake south to the Milwaukee Art Museum, north to Lake Park, and down Brady Street and its environs to Van Buren. Come view visual wonders of the Allis neighborhood through Tony’s eyes.
A retired Humanities instructor, Tony specializes in creating assemblages, thus, is always looking at the bits and pieces that make our environment interesting. He has had solo shows of his work in both Milwaukee and Door County. He sees art in just about everything.
Admission is $12; $8/CAVT Members. To make reservations, call Ann at 414 278 8295 x5, or email to SVP@cavtmuseums.org. Visit www.cavtmuseums.org for further information.
ALLIS AFTER HOURS
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC SERIES
RETURNS IN MAY, 2013
FEATURING TRADITIONAL BLUES MUSIC
Milwaukee, WI – The Charles Allis Art Museum along with the Friends of Charles Allis, 91.7 WMSE, and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Simply Folk program are proud to present an American
Roots Music Series every Thursday during the month of May, 2013 at the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Avenue (one block north of Brady Street). Featuring traditional blues music for 2013, the series showcases the berth of local and regional musicians working in the genre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with each show beginning at 6:00 p.m. A cash bar will be available.
Series Performance Schedule – Thursdays in May
Eric Noden & Joe Filisko – May 2 – Finger-picking guitar and harmonica blues
Lil’ Rev – May 9 – Jews and Blues
Michael Ammons & The Water Street Hot Shots – May 16 – Blues from Paramount Records
Steve Cohen & Peter Roller – May 23 – Harmonica and Guitar blues
Billy Flynn – May 30 – Mandolin and guitar blues
Biographies, photos and web links for each musician available online at http://
A discounted series pass to all five shows as well as individual show admissions are now on sale online at http://www.charlesallis.org/AllisAfterHours2012AmericanRootsMusicSeries.html. Those who purchase a series pass will receive a free compilation CD of the series. Series passes are $30, $20/Museum Members. individual show tickets are $7, $5/Museum Members. Series passes and Individual show admissions will also be sold at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. the night of each performance. Each ticket also includes entrance to the Charles Allis Art Museum and its current print exhibition Michael Kutzer: Etchings and Woodcuts, showing through May 12.
Come join us as we journey through early America listening to and learning about the musical styles and stories of our musical forbearers. Every Thursday in May, the Charles Allis Art Museum showcases the berth of the area’s American Roots Music talent. Our 2013 music series features traditional blues music. Kicking off the series we welcome Chicago’s finger picking blues mainstay Eric Noden and harmonica luminary Joe Filisko. Enjoy Lil’ Rev’s program Jews and Blues, as he performs a variety of music chronicling the contributions of Jewish Americans to the genre. Michael Ammons & The Water Street Hot Shots, travel from Sheboygan to let us in on, and play blues music from Grafton’s famed Paramount Records golden age of the 1920s and 30s. Milwaukee blues harmonica virtuoso Steve Cohen & Milwaukee blues mainstay, Peter
Roller, perform classics from the pantheon of American blues. Rounding out the series from Green Bay is the legendary Billy Flynn, performing mandolin and guitar blues. The purchase of a series pass to all shows comes with a free compilation CD of the American Roots Music Series! Contact email@example.com for more information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
John Sterr / firstname.lastname@example.org / 414/278-8295
Treasures from the Allis Collection
May 31, 2013 – October 6, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013 6:00-8:30 pm
Members Only Preview 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Curators: John Eastberg and
The Charles Allis Residence remains today one of the most evocative intact collections of fine and decorative art in Milwaukee, reflecting the diverse tastes of its original owners. Treasures from the Allis Collection will reveal a fascinating narrative of how Charles Allis, son of one of Milwaukee’s great industrialists and art collectors, created a comprehensive art collection with his wife, Sarah, at the turn of the twentieth century. To house and display their treasures, they engaged the architect, Alexander Eschweiler, to design a purpose-built mansion with the intention of sharing their magnificent with the community
they so loved. Utilizing new scholarship on the lives of the Allis’, this exhibition will detail the exceptional taste the Allis family, exhibited in their selection of paintings, prints, Asian objects, furnishings and their procurement of works by Tiffany Studios, New York. This promises to be an exhibit not to be missed and will place Charles and Sarah Allis in the context of art collecting in Milwaukee over one hundred years ago.