PHILADELPHIA, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tickets are now on sale for the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show, which returns for its 55th year April 21-23. One of the most respected shows of its kind in the country, PAAS features 59 dealers; a lineup of expert speakers, authors and historians; and a loan exhibit of historic American flags.

«Fifty-nine dealers will again come to Philadelphia showcase the best of the best that they have to offer,» said Anne Hamilton, co-chair. «We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back to our wonderful venue at The Navy Yard, along with some excellent programming and special events.»

One of the Show’s most anticipated programs this year is a presentation by Special Agent Jake Archer on Friday, April 21 at 2pm. Assigned to the FBI’s elite Art Crime Team, Archer is one of 16 investigators focused on art and cultural property crimes across state and international lines – losses that total billions of dollars annually. He promises a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes into what it takes to recover and protect these precious artifacts.

The Show’s dealers – including seven new ones – specialize in a wide range of periods and styles, including furniture, fine and decorative arts, silver, textiles, porcelain and jewelry from America, England, Asia and the Continent. The Show also features contemporary art, a component introduced to great acclaim in 2016.

The Show begins with a Gala Preview Party on Thursday, April 20. The Show will be open to the public Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 from 11am until 8pm and Sunday, April 23 from 11am until 5pm. Regular admission is $20 per person, with discounts available for students, seniors and groups. It is held at The Navy Yard.

For a schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.PhiladelphiaAntiquesandArtShow.com or call 215-573-2247.

The Show is presented by AIG, Freeman’s and PennFIRST, and has raised funds for Penn Medicine since 1962.

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SOURCE The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show