Antiques Dealers Association of America

THE 2017 ADA AWARD OF MERIT DINNER HONORING PATRICIA E. KANE, the Friends of American Arts Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00pm

Location: Marine Parade Grounds of the Philadelphia Navy Yard
4500 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

We are excited to honor Ms. Kane at the ADA Award of Merit Dinner, which will again be held in conjunction with the renowned Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show. The dinner will take place on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 8pm-10pm.

Pat Kane has been at the Yale University Art Gallery since receiving her M.A. from the University of Delaware, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, in 1968. She received her PH.D. from Yale in 1987. She currently oversees collections encompassing periods from the 17th century to the present, pursues research on early American silver and furniture, and is the director of the Rhode Island Furniture Archive. Her research has resulted in numerous scholarly books and lectures, and most recently a stunning new exhibition on Rhode Island furniture Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830. Her breadth of knowledge is generously shared with those who ask, and the influence she has had on dealers and collectors everywhere can be felt in their better understanding and identification of decorative arts in the field.

EVENT DETAILS: The ADA Award of Merit will be held in conjunction with The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show. Seating is limited. Dinner tickets also include access to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show.

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. (ADA) was established in May 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its major objective is to make more professional the business of buying and selling antiques. This year, the association celebrates thirty-one years of excellence in the antiques trade.

For more information or questions contact ADA Executive Director, Judith Livingston Loto at 603-942-6498 or email

Purchase Tickets On-line:

Tickets are $95.00 each and includes free parking.

or send a check made out to ADA to: PO BOX 218, Northwood, NH 03261

Our Generous Sponsors:

Flather & Perkins Insurance

The Magazine ANTIQUES

Antiques & The Arts Weekly

Skinner, Inc.


Past Award of Merit Recipients:

2002 - Albert Sack

2003 - Elinor Gordon

2004 - Wendell Garrett

2005 - Betty Ring

2006 - R. Scudder Smith

2007 - Satenig St. Marie

2007 - Dean F. Failey

2008 - Joe Kindig

2009 - Philip Zea

2010 - Jane & Richard Nylander

2011 - Morrison H. Heckscher

2012 - The American Folk Art Society

2013 - Peter Tillou

2014 - Brock Jobe

2015 - David McCullough

2016 - Victor & Joan Johnson

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