More than Meets the Eye
January 27th
5:30-6:30pm

Director Timothy Rub discusses the recently published catalogue American Furniture 1650-1840: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with author and curator Alexandra Kirtley. Chairs, tables and chests to some were dynamic sculpture to early American artisans and patrons, and Alexandra will discuss her groundbreaking research on the PMA’s furniture collection and the people who made it and commissioned it. The catalogue opens with Alexandra’s lively essay about collecting early American furniture at the PMA, and Alexandra and Timothy will talk about that history and share their own the stories of how the museum has formed a collection recognized around the world as being one of the finest collections of its type. The lectures are complimentary, but registration is required in the ticketing system.