Treasures From the Allis Collection
May 31 - October 6, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, May 31
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preview 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Curators: John Eastberg and Emily Pfotenhauer
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 reveals 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.This exhibition details 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.The exhibition also highlights more personal family treasures, such as the bowling pins from the basement bowling lane and an iron bell from the E. P. Allis Company, that offer a closer look at the private lives and work lives of the Allis family.