Preview of the Philadelphia Antiques Show and More by Maine Antiques Digest

  The Philadelphia Antiques Show is in late April this year.  The 53rd edition of this spring show will set up at the Philadelphia Convention Center from April  26 through

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The Philadelphia Antiques Show is in late April this year.  The 53rd edition of this spring show will set up at the Philadelphia Convention Center from April  26 through 29 with a preview party on Friday, April 25, co-chaired by Leslie Anne Miller and Anne Hamilton, two passionate collectors and cheerleaders for Philadelphia.

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Lasting Legacy

More than 60 dealers present offerings for the period and modern home during the 53rd annual Philadelphia Antiques Show. Read more …

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THE PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES SHOW RETURNS FOR A 53rd YEAR

 ONE OF NATION’S TOP SHOWS EMBRACES HERITAGE & TRADITION   PHILADELPHIA, PA (FEBRUARY 3 2014) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show returns for its 53rd year this spring from April 26-29,

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 ONE OF NATION’S TOP SHOWS EMBRACES HERITAGE & TRADITION  

PHILADELPHIA, PA (FEBRUARY 3 2014) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show returns for its 53rd year this spring from April 26-29, 2014 with a Preview Party on Friday, April 25 co-chaired by Leslie Anne Miller and Anne Hamilton. Sponsored by Drexel Morgan & Co. and benefiting Penn Medicine’s Penn Center for Human Performance, the 2014 Show, chaired by Nancy Kneeland, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a third consecutive year.

“Philadelphia hosts one of the most important antiques shows in America,” notes Show Director Catherine Sweeney Singer. “This year, our touchstone is the Show’s original emblem, the 1771 Rittenhouse Orrery—a mechanical wonder housed in an elegant case by “Philadelphia Chippendale” cabinetmakers John Folwell and Parnell Gibbs. Cutting edge craftsmanship in 1771, the orrery connects the Philadelphia Antiques Show to the past, present, and future of excellence in design.”

The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art through the 20th Century presents a full range of colonial through mid-20th century fine and decorative arts including paintings, prints, and maps; American Federal, folk and regional works; antique silver, textiles, porcelain and jewelry; nautical and Native American art. Complementing the show’s Americana core are specialists in English and Asian decorative arts.

This year, the 2014 Philadelphia Antiques Show features a loan exhibit from Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA. Historic Deerfield: Art and Life in an Extraordinary New England Village includes more than 30 objects drawn from the museum’s 14 historic houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Examples of 18th and 19th century furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, maps, paintings, architectural fragments, costumes and needlework celebrate the diversity of collections at Historic Deerfield as well as the rich culture and decorative arts heritage of the Connecticut River Valley.

Proceeds from the 2014 Philadelphia Antiques Show will help fund the Penn Center for Human Performance at Penn Medicine. As part of the Penn Medicine University City, a new facility scheduled to open in 2014, the Penn Center for Human Performance will use sophisticated assessment tools and advanced techniques to deliver treatments that improve the lives of individuals suffering from musculoskeletal injury or disease. The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art through the 20th Century will be held in Hall F at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA) on Saturday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 29 with the annual Preview Party on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Catherine Sweeney Singer Appointed First Director of The Philadelphia Antiques Show

The Premier Show for Americana Welcomes New Leadership for its 2014 Show PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 31, 2013) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine

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The Premier Show for Americana Welcomes New Leadership for its 2014 Show

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 31, 2013) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Sweeney Singer as Director of The Philadelphia Antiques Show. The position of director is a new position for The Philadelphia Antiques Show. Working with the exhibitors, Show Board and its Advisory Committee, Sweeney Singer will oversee the short- and long-term direction and strategy of the Show and will be responsible for its overall management, replacing Keeling Wainwright Associates. Sweeney Singer is an excellent fit for the new position. Sweeney Singer comes to The Philadelphia Antiques Show as an accomplished professional in art and antiques show management, and has extensive experience in event planning, marketing, and exhibition development. To name a few of her current professional endeavors, Sweeney Singer embarks on her 20th year as Executive Director of the Winter Antiques Show in New York and is a Director of The American Art Fair. She consulted on both the recent revival of Asia Week New York and The New York Botanical Garden’s annual garden antiques show. Earlier in her career, Sweeney Singer was involved in magazine development serving as the first Associate Publisher and Advertising Director of Art & Auction, and for the re-launch of Art & Antiques. “The Show’s Board and Advisory Committee realize it is important for the Show to continue to grow and evolve and we are ecstatic to have this wonderful opportunity to work with Catherine,” stated Nancy Kneeland, 2014 Show Chair. “Philadelphia is the birthplace of America, and The Philadelphia Antiques Show has a legacy of offering a vast selection of quality Americana,” stated Catherine Sweeney Singer, Director of The Philadelphia Antiques Show. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the exhibitors, The Philadelphia Antiques Show Board and Advisory Committee to continue the Show’s growth as well as maintain its reputation as the premier Show for Americana.” The 53rd Annual Philadelphia Antiques Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center on April 26, 2014 – April 29, 2014 with a Preview Party on April 25, 2014. An annual benefit for Penn Medicine, the Show offers the greatest selection of antiques alongside important art and modern objects fit for the today’s American home. For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art through the 20th Century, please visit: www.ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org “Like” the Show on Facebook at The Philadelphia Antiques Show or “Follow” the Show on Twitter @PhilaAntiques.

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THE 2013 PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES SHOW RETURNS & EXPANDS

PREMIER SHOW FOR AMERICANA NOW WITH EXPANDED OFFERINGS INCLUDING MORE FINE ART, EXHIBITORS, AND SPECIAL FEATURES PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 8, 2012) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art |

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PREMIER SHOW FOR AMERICANA NOW WITH EXPANDED OFFERINGS INCLUDING MORE FINE ART, EXHIBITORS, AND SPECIAL FEATURES

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 8, 2012) – The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. is back and bigger than ever. The Show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 52nd annual Show on April 13, 2013 – April 15, 2013 with a preview party on April 12, 2013. The premier Show for Americana will honor its newly broadened name as it offers more important art and modern objects alongside the greatest selection of antiques for the modern American home. The expansion invites wonderful improvements to the traditions of the Show, including updates to returning attractions and floor plans, as well as portrays the importance of antiques and art in design.

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THE PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES SHOW EXPANDS The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art from the 17th through the 20th century

Philadelphia, PA (October 3, 2012) – Following the successful move of the 2012 Show to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce an expansion with

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Philadelphia, PA (October 3, 2012) – Following the successful move of the 2012 Show to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is pleased to announce an expansion with the 2013 Show – more fine art from the 17th century through the 20th century. The new format invites the return of the finest, most prominent antiques dealers in the country, and expands the offering of exceptional paintings, sculpture, and works on paper through the 20th century. To better emphasize the evolution of the Show, the Show’s name has been broadened to:

The Philadelphia Antiques Show
Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c.

 “Over the years, our Show’s galleries have presented some of the finest works of art available,” says The Philadelphia Antiques Show’s 2013 Chair Katharine Eyre. “In an effort to satisfy the collector’s continued growing interest of art in America, this expansion of the Show will include works of art through the mid-twentieth century. The combination of modern art and objects alongside exemplary antiques of the American home will attract an audience of serious art collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts, as well as invite returning patrons to experience this must-attend event.”

The Philadelphia Antiques Show will hand-select and invite the most prestigious fine art and antiques dealers and galleries in the country to display their treasures in an expanded floor plan. The Pennsylvania Convention Center accommodates the growth of the 2013 Show that will present approximately 65 galleries and dealers. Patrons will discover works of art including Outsider Art, Impressionist, Ashcan School, Modernist, WPA Era, alongside American and English furniture, folk art, glass, textiles, silver, ceramics, lighting, jewelry, and more!

The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA) on Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Monday, April 15, 2013 with its annual preview party celebration on Friday, April 12, 2013. In its 52nd year, the Show will continue to offer patrons the most diverse collection of furnishings and decorative arts for the modern American home. Proceeds from The Philadelphia Antiques Show will continue to raise funds for its beneficiary, Penn Medicine. Over the past five decades, the Show has raised over $18 million for the advancement of patient care.

For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art| 17th through 20th c., please visit: www.ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org

About The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c.:
Originated in 1962, The Philadelphia Antiques Show has grown to be one of the most prominent shows in the United States famed for its wide array of decorative pieces and furnishings. The Show hand selects the most prominent antiques and art dealers and galleries that offer visitors the finest quality of unique, timeless treasures to add a touch of history and elegance to today’s American home. Proceeds from the Show benefit Penn Medicine. The 2013 Show marks its 52nd year as the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine to support innovative programs with direct impact on patient care. For more information about The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Antiques & Art | 17th through the 20th c., please visit: www.ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org, call 610-902-2109, or email info@ThePhiladelphiaAntiquesShow.org

About The Philadelphia Antiques Show’s 2013 Presenting Sponsor, Drexel Morgan & Co.:
Drexel Morgan & Co., the parent company of the Show’s seven year-running title sponsor, The Haverford Trust Company, is an investment management company that helps today’s sophisticated investors accomplish their financial goals and objectives through a wide array of customized investment solutions. As a trusted fiduciary, Drexel Morgan & Co. offers personalized service to each client with a special emphasis on discretion, privacy and confidentiality. Find out more at www.drexelmorgan.com or (877) 293-7300.

 

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The Show Expands to Include Antiques & Art… But Traditions Remain the Same

Famed for its wide array of furniture, art, and decorative pieces, the tradition of The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. has been celebrated for

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Famed for its wide array of furniture, art, and decorative pieces, the tradition of The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. has been celebrated for 52 years. The 2013 Show has expanded to include works of art through the mid-twentieth century, which will be featured along side the finest art and antiques in the country. The Show’s most prominent traditions remain – the Loan Exhibit and Beneficiary.

Loan Exhibit – Pewter: The Philadelphia Story
A loan exhibit is chosen every year to offer visitors a glimpse into a particular genre of art and antiques. The Loan Exhibit, Pewter: The Philadelphia Story will be on display at the 2013 Show. The exhibit will showcase approximately 150 pewter pieces made in the Greater Philadelphia area during the 18th and 19th centuries, featuring the largest ever public display of items by William Will, the country’s premier pewterer.

Loaned from several exemplary private collections, Winterthur and the Aaronsburg Church, the 2013 loan exhibit will display the finest domestic and ecclesiastical examples of pewter in America. Celebrated pieces on display will include a variety of rare molds used to cast the metal blend. These will be featured alongside flagons, plates, mugs, porringers, coffee pots and communion vessels, as well as several wall graphics illustrating the fabrication of the metal alloy, period trade ads, and a map locating Philadelphia pewter workshops.

On Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1 p.m., the Show will host special guest, Richard B. Benson, President of the Pewter Collector’s Club of America (PCCA) to present an illustrated lecture on the Business and Craftsmanship of colonial era Philadelphia pewterers titled, The Business and Craftsmanship of Pewter in Colonial Philadelphia.

 

2013 Beneficiary…
As the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine, proceeds from the 2013 Show will help the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS) at Penn Medicine provide state-of the art medical resuscitation. The rooms where this care is administered are literally spaces between life and death, where patients suffering from cardiac arrest and other life-threatening critical illnesses can receive the most modern and advanced resuscitation care.

Penn’s Department of Emergency Medicine and CRS have been innovators in the advances in CPR and post-arrest care.  With the support of the Philadelphia Antiques Show, Penn will be able to create sophisticated and fully integrated resuscitation spaces, increasing the survival rate for patients whose hearts start beating after conventional CPR, and also providing an option to put those patients who continue to arrest on emergency cardiopulmonary bypass.   This level of advanced care will also benefit an additional 1,000 critically-ill medical patients seen in the Emergency Department each year.

The Philadelphia Antiques Show, Antiques & Art | 17th through 20th c. will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Monday, April 15, 2013 with its annual preview party celebration on Friday, April 12, 2013. For more information, please visit www.thephiladelphiaantiquesshow.org

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Antiques Week in Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Antiques Show

The Magazine Antiques | Organized as a benefit for Penn Medicine, the show is one of the oldest and most traditional in the country with a reputation for top-flight American, English,

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The Magazine Antiques |

Organized as a benefit for Penn Medicine, the show is one of the oldest and most traditional in the country with a reputation for top-flight American, English, and Chinese works of art, both fine and decorative.

Not everyone welcomed this year’s move from Navy Pier to the Convention Center. But one look at this handsome new installation with its low lighting, sophisticated palette and large, airy stands had even the most jaded show goers convinced.

There was plenty to look at but, really, you had to be there. Not to be missed?

   

Arader Galleries’ stunning, 1754 engraving of the Philadelphia harbor and skyline from the Jersey Shore by George Heap and Nicholas Scull, $585,000. It is one of a handful of known examples of this print;

A spectacular sheet iron and copper Angel Gabriel weathervane, $575,000, made by Mr. Whelden for the First Methodist Church in Springfield, Vt., around 1846, atOlde Hope Antiques;

 

Going to a new home, Christopher Rebollo’s Philadelphia serpentine-back sofa, an outstanding example of a rare form combining Chippendale and Federal stylistic elements;

A watercolor on paper ship portrait, $65,000, of the “Sophia Godfrey” by Jurgan Fredrick Huge (1809-1878) of Bridgeport, Ct., dated 1870, at Nathan Liverant & Son;

A pair of inlaid Hepplewhite card tables, $85,000, by John Townsend of Newport, R.I., at Hirschl & Adler Galleries ;

An inverted pyriform silver coffee pot, circa 1775, with the mark of William Hollingshead of Philadelphia, 1760-1785, at Shrubsole;

A finely carved Indian cigar store chief, $75,000, with its first coat of paint atGiampietro Gallery;

A circa 1720-50 Boston Queen Anne veneered flat-top high chest of drawers,

$78,000 labeled “Best” in Sack’s Fine Points of Furniture at Elliott & Grace Snyder;

A pair of watercolor on paper birth records, $145,000, for Joseph and Margaret Spangler of Stasburg, Va., by Henry Diefenback (1771-1837) at Kelly Kinzle;

An outsized folk-art carved and painted architectural installation, $785,000, by Noah Weiss of Bucks County, Pa., circa 1870-80, at Raccoon Creek;

One of Andrew Wyeth’s signature Helga paintings of 1973 at Jonathan Boos;

Sumpter Priddy III‘s early to mid eighteenth century joined slat-back chair from the Cecil family of Maryland, $65,000, an austerely elegant piece;

A Marsden Hartley “Cactus” painting, $600,000, of 1918 at Ricco-Maresca Gallery, New York;

At Hyland Granby, a rare Thomas Buttersworth oil on canvas portrait of the sidewheeler J.B Schuyler , which ferried passengers between Orient Point and SagHarbor, N.Y. ;

William Vareika’s pair of newly rediscovered ecclesiastical paintings by John LaFarge,$500,000.

We are told that there were some major sales although perhaps not enough to make all parties happy. Suffice it to say that the Philadelphia Antiques Show summoned every ounce of professionalism to pull off this classy debut at the Convention Center. Look for next year, when the fair dates are set for April 12-16, to be even better

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The 2012 Philadelphia Antiques Show Brings Antiques into the 21st Century

The 51st Annual Show Refreshes Its Look with a New Location and Logo PHILADELPHIA (December 12, 2011) – Famed for its wide array of decorative pieces and furnishings, the Philadelphia Antiques

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The 51st Annual Show Refreshes Its Look with a New Location and Logo

PHILADELPHIA (December 12, 2011) – Famed for its wide array of decorative pieces and furnishings, the Philadelphia Antiques Show and Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that the Show will move to a new home in Center City Philadelphia – The Pennsylvania Convention Center. The change in venue invites fantastic updates to the 2012 Show, including a larger floor plan and a fresh, new logo to bring antiques into the 21st century.

Sponsored by Drexel Morgan & Co., the 51st Annual Philadelphia Antiques Show will be held April 28, 2012 to May 1, 2012, with a preview party on April 27, 2012. One of the longest running shows in the country, the Show debuted on April 24, 1962 as the University Hospital Antiques Show at the 33rd Street Armory in West Philadelphia. Since its founding, the Show has moved to several locations, and was hosted most recently at The Navy Yard, Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier One.

“Moving the Show to the Pennsylvania Convention Center allows patrons the chance to purchase the finest, most exquisite treasures from over 50 antiques dealers featured in our largest floor plan ever,” says Show Chairwoman Gretchen Riley. “With the new layout of the show, we also decided to elevate the look of our brand with a fresh logo that we hope inspires a new generation of collectors to attend the Show and begin collections of their own.”

In addition to the new location and Show dates, the 2012 Philadelphia Antiques Show announced it has embraced the past to modernize and adopt a new logo. The logo captures the essence of Philadelphia’s unique history with its distinctive script. The golden, ornate key hints at “unlocking” the past with antiques. The burgundy and gold color scheme for the logo makes for a bold, but traditional statement.

As the 2012 Show adopts a new look and home, proceeds from the Philadelphia Antiques Show will continue to raise funds for its beneficiary, the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Over the past five decades, the Show has raised over $18 million for the advancement of patient care. Proceeds from the 2012 Show will help establish the Penn Lung Transplant Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Program. The program will facilitate the rehabilitation of organs that are normally unsuitable for transplantation, and use its resources to expand the number of transplants performed within the health system to revolutionize the practice of lung transplantations throughout the United States.

“Philadelphia is known for our eds, meds and beds,” said Mayor Nutter.  “The Philadelphia Antiques Show combines all of them.  Last year, about 10,000 people visited the show and stayed at our great hotels.  The proceeds from the Antiques Show benefit UPenn Medicine. This year, the Philadelphia Antiques Show will be even bigger as it moves to its new home, the Pennsylvania Convention Center.”

For more information about the 2012 Philadelphia Antiques Show, please visit www.PhilaAntiques.com.  “Like” us on Facebook at The Philadelphia Antiques Show or “Follow” us on Twitter @philaantiques

About The Philadelphia Antiques Show: Originated in 1962, The Philadelphia Antiques Show has grown to be one of the most prominent shows in the United States famed for its wide array of decorative pieces and furnishings. The Show hand selects dealers and galleries that offer visitors the finest quality of unique, timeless treasures to add a touch of history and elegance to today’s American home. Proceeds from the Show benefit Penn Medicine. The 2012 Show marks its 51st year as the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine to support innovative programs with direct impact on patient care.

About The Philadelphia Antiques Show’s 2012 Presenting Sponsor, Drexel Morgan & Co.: Drexel Morgan & Co., the parent company of the Show’s seven year-running title sponsor, The Haverford Trust Company, is an investment management company that helps today’s sophisticated investors accomplish their financial goals and objectives through a wide array of customized investment solutions. As a trusted fiduciary, Drexel Morgan & Co. offers personalized service to each client with a special emphasis on discretion, privacy and confidentiality. Find out more at www.drexelmorgan.com, or (877) 293-7300.

 

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The Philadelphia Antiques Show Donates $695,750 to Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) -The Philadelphia Antiques’ Show, the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine, is proud to announce the successful completion of its 50th year by donating $695,750 to the

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PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) -The Philadelphia Antiques’ Show, the major fundraiser for Penn Medicine, is proud to announce the successful completion of its 50th year by donating $695,750 to the city’s leading healthcare institution. Proceeds from the 2011 Show were donated to the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center, furthering its efforts to make a personalized immunotherapy vaccine more accessible to ovarian cancer patients.

The presentation took place on Wednesday, September 28 at the new Translational Research Center at 3400 Civic Center Boulevard in Philadelphia. Patty Cheek, Chairman of the 2011 Philadelphia Antiques Show, presented Ralph W. Muller, CEO of Penn Medicine, and Dr. George Coukos, MD, PhD, Director of the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center, with a check representing the proceeds from the 2011 show.

Proceeds from the 2011 Show will help the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center expand its reach by connecting community based gynecologic practices and medical centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to the Penn Regional Ovarian Cancer Network and Ovarian Tumor Processing Facility. This program is currently active in collecting, processing and storing tumor tissue which would normally be discarded in initial cancer surgeries. The rescued tissue is then made available to patients for future therapeutic application of personalized vaccine therapy that can improve survival and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

Since 1962, Show proceeds have contributed more than $17 million for the advancement of patient care at Penn Medicine. Proceeds from the 2012 Philadelphia Antiques’ Show, to be held April 28 to May 1 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with a preview party on April 27, will support the Penn Medicine Lung Center: Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion initiative.

Proceeds from recent past shows have been used to purchase the following:

2010 – The Penn Center for Ocular Imaging has been equipped with state-of-the-art ocular imaging instruments. Computerized integration provides for images acquired at any site to be available to doctors and patients at every Penn Eye Care facility, allowing more accurate diagnosis and improved treatment.

2009 – The Penn Center for Patient Safety and Advocacy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP): helped to advance Penn’s clinical care delivery and to make HUP the safest place to receive care.

2008 – The Penn Lung Center: funds were used to purchase a cutting-edge information and communication system which allows the radiologists to work directly with pulmonary medicine specialists and thoracic surgeons.

About the Philadelphia Antiques Show: The Philadelphia Antiques’ Show is the premier antiques and decorative arts show in the country featuring a large selection of American antiques. Since 1962, show proceeds have contributed more than $17 million for the advancement of patient care at Penn Medicine. Organized by a committee of more than 200 volunteers, The Philadelphia Antiques’ Show will feature more than 50 of the nations’ leading antiques dealers and fine art galleries. For the second year in a row, the 2012 Show will once again be presented by Drexel Morgan & Co., the parent company of the Show’s six year-running title sponsor The Haverford Trust Company. The loan exhibit will be titled “Where History Meets Medicine: Antiques from the Nation’s First Hospital.”

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