Charles Allis at 100
As we enter February, the Charles Allis Art Museum takes us for a lengthy stroll through Allis in Wonderland, a series of exhibitions that will inhabit the space for the next nine months. It’s not likely that there will be a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the 1911 Tudor-style digs, however, six local artists will offer some provocative tidbits during a panel discussion at the opening reception on Friday, February 4.
As a frequent visitor to the stately place, I’m here to say the thick concrete walls also have a tale or two to tell. On March 1, Frank Alioto will present A Historical Tale of Two Neighborhoods: Brady Street and The Eastside, and on April 27, around the time the first crocus appears, local historical John Gurda will present Made in Milwaukee: The Allis Family and the Rise of Manufacturing.
I’m looking forward to this event. It’s a chance to plunge into a rabbit hole of treasures, both old and new. I think Alice would approve.
The Charles Allis: 100 Years opening reception takes place on Friday, Feb.4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, click here.