Charles Allis Art Museum
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Threshold Opens at the Charles Allis Art Museum Thursday, November 5, 2015

Featuring Panel Discussion at 7 p.m.

By - Oct 20th, 2015 11:23 am

Milwaukee, WI – The Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Avenue is pleased to present Threshold, opening Thursday November 5 and on view through February 28, 2016. Organized by artist and curator Niki Johnson, Threshold features 25 nationally and internationally recognized artists, craftsman and musicians. The opening reception on Thursday, November 5 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. features a panel discussion with the curator and select Threshold artists from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

About Threshold

This winter, the Charles Allis Art Museum transforms to host Threshold, an exhibition that explores psychological interiority through the integration of contemporary art with the sumptuous spaces in the museum. Every room in the Allis mansion will become a conduit for experiencing fear, fragility, wonder and desire. Facilitated through a variety of media technologies, Threshold draws upon the affective qualities of glass, porcelain, light, soil, fur, and sound to explore corporeal and emotional relationships. Organized by artist and guest curator Niki Johnson, Threshold features twenty-five nationally and internationally recognized artists, craftsmen and musicians.

Exhibiting Artists
Colin Britton
, Simon Bukhave, Holly Cole, Michelle Erickson, David R. Harper, Anne Harris, Jeremy Hatch, Kim Hindman, Jed Jackson, Niki Johnson, Kayle Karbowski, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler, William Kentridge, Beth Lipman, Chole Mackinnon, Linda Marcus, Greely Myatt, Heidi Parkes, Catherine B. Peña, Brian Ritchie, Paul Sacaridiz, Kyle Seis, Julie VonDerVellen, Christina A. West, Glenn Williams

Contributing Wisconsin Institutions
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Marcus Corporation, Chipstone Foundation, Brenner Brewing Company

Written Contributions
Brandi Rogers & Nathaniel Stern

About the Charles Allis Art Museum

On the National Registry 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 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. The Museum is located at 1801 N. Prospect Avenue, one block north of Brady Street on Royall Place. Public hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-5 p.m. General Admission: $7/adult, $5/student, senior (62+) and veterans, Free for museum members, children 12 & under, and active military. Visit us at

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