Philadelphia-made arts and fine crafts will be on display in a special loan exhibit at the Philadelphia Antiques Show this April. “Philadelphia Collects Philadelphia” will feature the work of Philadelphia furniture makers and fine and decorative artists, as well as porcelain and silver items from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection.
The special exhibit promises to offer a stimulating dialogue between historical and contemporary perspectives. Guests to this year’s show can expect to see more 20th century furniture, pottery and contemporary art offered for sale in addition to items from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
“Colonial-era pieces will be presented alongside mid-century ones, and you will be able to see the connections between the two,” says Karen DiSaia, show manager.
The dealers, as well as guides and longtime show volunteers, will share stories of the objects through lectures, panel discussions, and tours, enhancing the show experience for all guests.
First held in 1966, this year’s Philadelphia Antiques Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine. The show opens Friday, April 20 and runs through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19.