The Philadelphia Show features a loan exhibit every year, a tradition since the Show’s founding in 1962. The curated, museum-quality loan exhibit changes with each Show and allows visitors a closer look at specific genre of antiques.
This year’s loan exhibition highlights The Philadelphia Show’s dealers, who will share their works of art that feature animals in all of their glorious varieties. Through a broad range of works spanning several centuries, “All Creatures Great and Small” will showcase the various and charming ways our fellow members of the animal kingdom have been depicted and honored.
The loan exhibit is curated by Alexandra Kirtley, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts and long time supporter of the show, Joan Johnson.