Antiques & Art through the 20th Century

Experience the finest examples in Colonial through mid-century fine and decorative arts including a diverse range of period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints.

Preview Party

The Show’s Preview Party marks the beginning of the four-day Show in a truly grand fashion. The party is a leading social and fund-raising event and an increasingly important visitor attraction to Philadelphia.

Museum Monday

Museum Monday features discounted admission for members of museums and historical societies visiting the Show. Admission includes a Guided Show Tour and a slide lecture on selected exhibitor objects given by Alexandra Kirtley, Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Guided Show Tours

Each morning before the Show opens, Philadelphia Museum of Art Fairmount Park House Guides share their knowledge of exhibitors’ booths with small groups. Reserve your place on a tour that highlights notable objects offered by the outstanding exhibitors and takes a closer look at the 2014 Loan Exhibit.

Special Events

The Show presents a series of outstanding special events including lectures by recognized experts and published designers.

The Café and Bar

The Cafe, located on the Show floor, serves a wide variety of hearty soups, salads, sandwiches, gourmet desserts, and beverages for an affordable price. The Cafe is open daily during Show hours. The Bar has several service areas on the Show floor, offering cocktails and beverages during Show hours.

Show Director

Catherine Sweeney Singer

Board of Directors


  • Nancy Kneeland


  • Marie Kenkelen

Advisory Past Chairs

  • Katharine Eyre
  • Gretchen Riley


  • Randi Gaiser

Recording Secretary

  • Liz Cavanaugh-Kerr

Board of Women Visitors Chairman

  • Alicia Sterling

Loan Committee Chairman

  • Nancy Taylor

Associate Chairs

  • Gracen Ashton
  • Carol Appino
  • Mary Bassett
  • Mariadela Bekeris
  • Ann Calvert
  • Candace Coleman
  • Michele Daniel
  • Karen Drury
  • Perry Durkin
  • Evelyn Fell
  • Rebecca Fitzpatrick
  • Marion Fox
  • Casey Gallagher
  • Penny Gerber
  • Grete Greenacre
  • Anne Hamilton
  • Karen Helm
  • Holly Holt
  • Michele Jameson
  • Joan Johnson
  • Joan Johnson
  • Mercedes Karel
  • Maureen Luke
  • Maureen Mason
  • Linda McCarthy
  • Leslie Anne Miller
  • Karyn Mullen
  • Karen Nagle
  • Sandy Nesbitt
  • Arlene Olson
  • Eileen Quinn
  • Diana Rieger
  • Carol Rubinger
  • Margie Schwab
  • Ellen Silberman
  • Stephanie Simmerman
  • Roomy Spreen
  • Nancy Tabas
  • Ann Tanenbaum
  • Maria Thompson
  • Susan Werner

Emeritus Board

  • Anita Bentley
  • Lea Bramnick
  • Ellen Decker
  • Joy Frayer
  • Felicia Lemonick
  • Karen Love
  • Betty Miller

Advisory Committee Chair

  • Richard B. Worley

Advisory Committee Co-Chair

  • Sophie Donaghy

Show Coordinator

  • Dorothy Grieb