Special Events

Thursday, April 25, 6:00-9:00 pm
PREVIEW PARTY

The Preview Party is a sneak Peek at the fine works of art and antiques that will be on view at the show.  Join museum, staff, patrons and the volunteers that make the show happen for a memorable evening of arts, music and delicious food.  The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will sing a medley of songs in honor of the show.  We invite you to dazzle in silver from head to toe to celebrate the loan exhibit The Art of Silver.  Price includes a ticket to the preview, entry for the run of the show and a catalog.
ONLINE PURCHASE AVAILABLE AFTER FEB.15

Friday April 26, 11:30-12:30 pm
EVERYDAY DECORATING
Jeffrey Bilhuber

Bilhuber-Everyday-DecoratingRenowned New York interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber will speak on the topic of his new book, Everyday Decorating (Rizzoli 2019), and will offer practical decorating advice.  A lovely fit with the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, Bilhuber “takes his design cues from understanding the importance of history while optimistically looking toward the future.”  The newly published book will be available for sale throughout the run of the show.  Ticket price includes entry to the show, lecture and catalog.  Ticket Price $30.00
ONLINE PURCHASE AVAILABLE AFTER FEB.15

Friday April 26, 2:00-3:00 pm
FIVE STAR FINDS

Laura Beach ( the 2019 ADA Award of Merit Recipient) moderates a roundtable discussion with dealers and collectors on their best discoveries, how they made them and “the ones that got away.”  Attendance is included with show admission.  Seating is limited-reserve space through the ticket website or when you arrive at the show.

Friday April 26, 8:00 pm
ADA “Award of Merit” Dinner
HONORING LAURA BEACH
Editor at Large Antiques and the Arts Weekly, and author

The Antiques Dealers Association of America will present Laura Beach, art historian, author and Editor at large of Antiques and the Arts Weekly with the Award of Merit at a dinner on Friday.  Beach will share her personal reflections from 30 years on the antiques trail, including cameo portraits of some of the trade’s most colorful and consequential members. This discussion is included with show admission. Seating is limited-reserve space through the ticket website or when you arrive at the show.

For tickets or information call Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email info@adadealers.com

 

Saturday April 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
AMERICAN SILVER IN THE
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

Timothy Rub, the Museum’s George D. Widener Director and CEO, moderates a conversation with Beatrice Garvan, Curator Emerita of American Decorative Arts and David Barquist, H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. Curator of American  Decorative Arts about their publication, American Silver in the Philadelphia Museum of Art ( Yale University Press 2018) and the exhibit the Art of Silver.  The catalogue will be available for sale throughout the run of the show.  This discussion is included with show admission. Seating is limited-reserve space through the ticket website or when you arrive at the show.

Saturday April 27
5:00-7:00 pm
HOT JAZZ, COOL DRINKS

Mingle with friends, engage with the dealers and participate in a silent auction.  Enjoy delicious food and the sounds of Hot Philly Jazz while browsing the show.  Ticket includes show admission, the party and a catalog.
Ticket Price 50.00  Beer and wine included. Cash bar.  ONLINE PURCHASE AVAILABLE AFTER FEB.15

EACH DAY OF THE SHOW

GUIDED SHOW TOURS
10:00-11:00 am

Each day from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, skilled Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guides will share their expertise as they escort small groups through the Show, highlighting notable objects and art offered by the Show’s outstanding Exhibitors and taking a closer look at the 2018 Loan Exhibit.  Guided tour ticket included show admission and Catalog. Reservations required. Tickets $25.00 
ONLINE PURCHASE AVAILABLE AFTER FEB.15

 

MEET AND GREET
1:00-2:00pm

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts a tour of three dealer booths selected by show managers Karen DiSaia and Diana Bittel.  The dealers will each give a brief talk about their area of expertise and attendees will have a chance to chat with them.  Guided tour ticket includes show admission and catalog.  Reservations required.Tickets $25.00  ONLINE PURCHASE AVAILABLE AFTER FEB 15