mad hatter


Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party

March 3 | 3:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.


Wear a hat! “Don’t be late!” Alice will “shrink” you through the key-hole right at 3pm! 

This day has become a favorite for many at the Charles Allis and always has repeat Mad-Hatters every year. Seating is limited so please reserve your tickets ASAP. You will enjoy delicious assorted teas, sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres, yummy desserts, live music, a museum tour, the actual play of the Mad Hatter's tea party from Louis Carols novel will be performed featuring Milwaukee actors, and also a "meet and greet" picture time with characters and more! A wonderful outing for friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, grandmas, grandpas, and aunties. 

Prizes for best Maddest adult and best Maddest child's hat.

Tickets: $30 / $25 Museum Members
Children 12 and under $12
ALL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD IN ADVANCE. Sorry no walk-ups or refunds. 

Tickets available at:

Limited parking is available off of the alley on Royall between Zaffiro's and Phoenix Care Systems lots. There will be signs to direct you. 

Queries? Contact In-house Events Manager Michael Keiley at 414 278 8295 x5 or via email:



Hambingo at Hamburger Mary's

March 14 | 8:00 P.M.


Please join us at Hamburger Mary's as the Charles Allis Art Museum will be the cause du jour! We are hoping to raise money and awareness for this beautiful Milwaukee gem. 

This ain’t your church basement B-I-N-G-O, honey! Not only can you win some great prizes, we also play fun mini-games, and if you're celebrating, you may just get a chance to conquer the all-new shot-ski. Plus our awesome tie breaker Rock’em Sock’em Drag Queens!

Hosted by some of Milwaukee’s best drag entertainers (Dear Ruthie, Karen Valentine, and friends) We give you TWO nights of charity Drag Queen Bingo every week!

We need at least 20 guests in order to play so please RSVP to so I can get a head count. You can't trust facebook for that as I am sure you are aware. 

Please bring cash for jello shots, donations and our Drag Queen host. If you can't do that at least come and support the Allis! 

There is a $1.50 per person show fee, and $10 minimum purchase.



It is now tradition for the grand prize winner from our Forward juried art exhibition to be invited to present a solo exhibition the following year. Painter James Pederson (Madison, WI), winner in 2016, has taken the invitation a step further, incorporating a collaborator and a guest artist into two side-by-side exhibitions. For Clandestine Possessions, Pederson exhibits furniture-based works made in collaboration with Madison, WI artist Mariah Tate Klemens, and inFamily Time, he curates a small exhibition of paintings by Jackson Hunt (Irvine, CA) to be shown alongside a series of his own. The exhibition opens Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with a members’ preview starting at 5:30pm. Artist talk (details below) starts at 7:00pm. The show runs through April 15, 2018. Admission to opening: $5 suggested donation.

Exhibition Programming:


Art In-Depth

MAR. 15 | 7:00 P.M.


Exhibiting artists Mariah Tate Klememns and James Pederson, along with several other guests, will discuss how home decor and furniture design have informed their exhibition, Clandestine Possessions.


Students & members FREE, others free with museum admission.