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Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine Join Forces in support of the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show

The 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show will be held at South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue in the Philadelphia Navy Yard from April 20-22, 2018 and will jointly benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine. The Show features furniture, paintings, jewelry, and many other objects. Visitors will discover fresh perspectives on Colonial and Pre-colonial American life with the opportunity to acquire choice works and benefit worthy causes.

The Philadelphia Antiques Show was founded in 1966 to support the work of Penn Medicine, and this year’s association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art marks the beginning of a new era for an historic tradition. The two institutions will become joint beneficiaries of the Show in 2018 and through this partnership the Museum will gradually assume full responsibility for the Show’s organization and management in the following years.

Anne Hamilton, 2018 Show Co-Chair, stated: “The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show is thrilled to join two great institutions within Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine. This is a wonderful and exciting collaboration of these two important institutions. We are expanding the offerings of the Show to accommodate our new and broadening audience.”

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show brings to Philadelphia a wide assortment of pieces, gathered together under one expansive tent by many of the most distinguished dealers in the field nationwide. It has long been regarded as one of the best shows of its kind in the United States. It features works presented by 60 dealers specializing in a wide range of periods and styles – offering a selection of furniture, fine and decorative arts, silver, textiles, porcelain and jewelry from the 17th through the mid-20th centuries. In recent years, contemporary art has been introduced among the mix of antiques as well. Many of the objects on view at the Show are exhibited publicly for the first time.

The Show also presents illuminating programs, including lectures, panel discussions as well as loan exhibitions. Works from the Museum’s collection will be featured at the Show this year in Philadelphia Collects Philadelphia. The loan installation will include a selection of works of art made in Philadelphia—from past centuries to the present—including recent acquisitions.

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show is open to the public

Friday, April 20 – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General admission is $20/person and includes access to the regular programming, with discounts available for students, seniors and groups. Tickets go on sale in January.

AIG is the Premier Sponsor of the 2018 Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Freeman’s is the Presenting Sponsor. Additional support is provided by The Haverford Trust Company and many generous donors.

About the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show
Traditionally presented to raise funds to support Penn Medicine, and now for the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well, the new Show will feature more fine art galleries and offer the opportunity to see a wider spectrum of art represented. A growing list of dealers specialize in a mix of periods up to mid-Century and styles, including American, English, and Continental furniture, fine and decorative arts, silver, jewelry, ceramics, prints and Americana. For a schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit PhiladelphiaAntiquesandArtShow.com or call 215-763-8100.

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For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

Image: Aki by Toshiko Takaezu (1922 - 2011), is among a selection of contemporary artworks that will be featured in the Museum’s planned loan exhibition, Philadelphia Collects Philadelphia, at this year's Show. c.1968. Polychrome glazed porcelain.10 1/2 x 1 x 10 1/2 inches. Bequest of Melvin Richman, 2002.