Calendar of events

Thursday April 19

Thursday April 19 6:00-9:00 PM

Preview Party

The preview party is filled with the excitement of seeing wonderful objects and having the first opportunity to make them your own! Enjoy a sumptuous buffet and libations through out the evening while viewing great art and fascinating furniture, textiles, ceramics and folk art from many eras.

Sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company

For Information and tickets visit: or call 215-763-8100


Friday  April 20

 Friday 2:00 PM

Alexandra Kirtley & Elizabeth Agro

Alexandra Kirtley is The Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts, Elisabeth Agro is The Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts

Join PMA curators Alexandra Kirtley and Elisabeth Agro for an illustrated conversation about collecting the art, antiques, and craft of Philadelphia–its past and present–highlighting the significance of features like form, material, and ornament in an artistic tradition spanning generations.

Sponsored by Flather & Perkins


Friday  8:00 PM

Ada “Award of Merit “ Dinner

Honoring Peter Kenny, Co-President of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

For tickets or information callJudith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email


Saturday April 21

Saturday 2:00 PM

Emelie Gevalt, PhD. Candidate, University of Delaware
In Cooperation with the Decorative Arts Trust

“Buying and Selling Philadelphia: The Story of the Legendary 1929 Reifsnyder Sale”

Just before the stock market crash of 1929, the American antiques market rose to a record-breaking peak with the sale of Howard Reifsnyder’s Philadelphia furniture collection. What factors led to the auction’s phenomenal success? This talk will explore the market forces, personalities, and powerful mystique behind the legendary sale.

Saturday 6:00

Collectors and Cocktails

Join us for a lively evening surrounded America’s best fine and decorative arts, spanning three and a half centuries.  Sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres as you toast friends, fellow new collectors and have the chance to meet the dealers.


Sunday April 22

Sunday 2:00

Stacey C. Peeples

Stacey C Peeples is the Pennsylvania Hospital Curator-Lead Archivist.

“The Pennsylvania Hospital and It’s Historic Collections: Living History”

A brief history, incorporating the collections, and details regarding working in an historic building and providing tours, while balancing the fact it is used for modern hospital business, the preservation and restoration of the collections, and her perspective of her unique position.