Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 19, 6:00-9:00 PM
Preview Party
(Early Admission 5:00 PM)

The preview party is your first opportunity to see the many wonderful objects at the Show and to make them your own while enjoying cocktails and a buffet dinner. This exceptional evening offers the opportunity to view the objects and to learn from outstanding dealers as they share their expertise in their respective fields. You will view material spanning the 17th through the 20th centuries, including significant American and English furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, textiles, fine art and folk art.  Sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company
Tickets may be purchased online.

Friday, April 20th at 11:30 AM
Martha Stewart
“Martha’s Flowers”

Martha Stewart’s lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book, Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering,  and Enjoying. Stewart and Kevin Sharkey, her colleague and co-author, will discuss when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden.
Tickets may be purchased online.  Price: $50—includes admission to the show

Friday, April 20 at 2:00 PM
“Collecting Philadelphia: A Legacy of Art”
Alexandra Kirtley & Elisabeth Agro

Museum curators Alexandra Kirtley and Elisabeth Agro engage in an illustrated conversation about collecting the art, antiques, and craft of Philadelphia—highlighting the significance of features like form, material, and ornament in an artistic tradition spanning generations. This lecture included in the price of daily admission.  Sponsored by Flather & Perkins

Friday, April 20 at 8:00 PM
ADA “Award of Merit” Dinner

Honoring Peter Kenny, Co-President of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust.
For tickets or information call Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email


Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 PM
Buying and Selling Philadelphia:
The Story of the Legendary 1929 Reifsnyder Sale

Emelie Gevalt, Ph.D. Candidate University of Delaware

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. This talk will explore the market forces, personalities, and powerful mystique behind the legendary sale. Presented by the Decorative Arts Trust

Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 – 8:00 PM
A Special Evening of Collecting & Cocktails
For Emerging Collectors

Come spend an evening with friends enjoying specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while engaging with experts in the fields of art, antiques and design.  Tickets may be purchased online.

Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 PM
“The Pennsylvania Hospital and Its Historic Collections: Living History”
Stacey C. Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital

Ms. Peeples will share 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.  This Lecture is included in the price of daily Admission. 

Philadelphia Collects Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Museum of Art adds works of art to its collections through gifts and bequests from generous collectors as well as purchases from dealers and auction houses. The works span many centuries and hail from cultures around the world as well as from Philadelphia. This exhibition features a selection of works of art made in Philadelphia— during its stately past up to its vibrant present—that were recently acquired by the Museum.
Sponsored by Sotheby’s


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. Price: $25—includes admission to the Show. Tickets may be purchased online.