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Charles Allis Art Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting House

Both the house and the art were interesting, however, I thought it was a bit pricey for what there... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Kathy N
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Plain, Wisconsin
Beautiful House

Interesting to walk slowly through the house and enjoy the,details. The ceilings, the fireplaces... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Beverly P
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Sep 18, 2018
“A find of finds!”
Aug 21, 2017
“Charles Allis Art Museum BEAUTIFUL”
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On the National Registry of Historic Places, the lavish 1911 home of Charles and Sarah Allis contains their world-class art collection that spans more than 2,000 years and includes impressive Classic antiquities, Renaissance bronzes, French...more
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1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1933
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

One of the highlights of our trip to Milwaukee.....if you like fine antiques in a quiet setting..go for certain..you will be truly deliughted!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a place EVERYONE should see at least once. I have not been here in over 50 years. Shame on me. See this place at least once.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ron M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Both the house and the art were interesting, however, I thought it was a bit pricey for what there is to see. We were done in about an hour.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kathy N
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My family visited this museum today and found it to be hidden treasure within the city. It has one large room and a smaller one with art of local artists. The rest of the museum was Charles Allis' home. All of the rooms were decorated...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting to walk slowly through the house and enjoy the,details. The ceilings, the fireplaces, the marble stairway and the bowling alley in the basement. $5.00 entry for seniors. Worth it. Parking is on the street which can be difficult.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The person attending the admitting desk was surprised to see us - should have been our first clue. The brochure is inaccurate to the degree of describing something having deep shades of blue when it was totally brown! the displays are dusty and some are...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Bis54
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I am giving 3 stars because I'm giving the museum the benefit of the doubt that it is usually better, but for my visit "between exhibits," I would give it just 2. There were odd pieces of art, i think from the previous exhibits, in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank eec317
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The Allis family was influential in Milwaukee history in commerce, the arts, and public service. After Charles and Sarah died, their home and their art collection became an art museum, eventually the first step in the Milwaukee Art Museum, now at the lakefront. The building...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank CityHiker73
Reviewed 23 November 2015

What was that? Some half rate art school work mixed in with a 19th century mansion. Poor art, poor juxtaposition. Nothing worked. It was like some tried to decide to make hip art in a space that wasn't right for it and the art was...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Whoasue
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Fun to tour an early 1900s house. The exhibits vary in their interest. The current history of burlesque is just OK unless you like this genre.

Thank kiddydoc1
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