Antiques Dealers of America
Award of Merit Dinner

Friday April 21 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Steve Powers , ADA President, and Arthur Liverant, Chair of the ADA Dinner Committee, have announced that the recipient of the 2017 ADA Award of Merit will be Patricia E. Kane, the Friends of American Arts Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery. This award is given annually to someone who has had a significant impact on the field of buying and selling decorative and fine arts.

Pat Kane

Pat Kane has been at Yale University Art Gallery since receiving her M.A. in 1968 from the University of Delaware, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.

She received her PH.D. from Yale in 1987 and currently oversees collections encompassing periods from the 17th century to the present. In addition, Pat pursues research on early American silver and furniture and is the director of the Rhode Island Furniture Archive. Her research has resulted in numerous scholarly books and lectures, and most recently a stunning new exhibition entitled Art and Industry in Early American: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830. Her breadth of knowledge is generously shared with those who ask, and the influence she has had on dealers and collectors everywhere can be felt in their better understanding and identification of decorative arts in the field. We are excited to honor Ms. Kane at the ADA Award of Merit Dinner, which will again be held on Friday, April 21st in conjunction with the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show.

EVENT DETAILS: Tickets will be available soon and are open to the public. Seating is limited. The evening will feature a dinner catered by 12th Street Catering, with remarks from guest speakers. Ticket purchases will also include access to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show prior to the dinner.

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. (ADA) was established in May 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its major objective is to make more professional the business of buying and selling antiques. This year, the association celebrates thirty-three  years of excellence in the antiques trade.

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For more information or questions, contact ADA Executive Director, Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email