The Alexandria Association is the city’s oldest organization devoted to the preservation of Alexandria’s historic buildings, landscapes, records, and antiquities; and to education in the decorative, fine, and building arts.
Meetings are held at 8 pm
The Lyceum, 201 South Washington St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Monday October 15, 2018
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
“Considerations and Reconsiderations in Early Philadelphia Furniture”
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is publishing a catalogue of the highlights of its revered collection of early American furniture, set for publication in early summer 2020. In the midst of research and writing, Alexandra Kirtley will share with you several of the discoveries—both exciting and disappointing—that have occurred in the past three years. These include matters of provenance, condition, and attributions to makers.
Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley is The Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She received her master’s degree from the University of Delaware-Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in 1999. She joined the American Art department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2001 where she has orchestrated numerous acquisitions through gift and purchase. She curated the retrospective “Colonial Philadelphia Porcelain: The Art of Bonnin & Morris” in 2008 and in 2016, with associate conservator Peggy Olley as co-curator, and the groundbreaking exhibition “Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House.”
Mrs. Kirtley has spoken at numerous conferences and symposia and published her research in in American Furniture, Ceramics in America, and The Magazine ANTIQUES and several books. She serves on the Curatorial Advisory Board of the United States Senate’s Commission on Art, is a trustee of The Andalusia Foundation, which oversees the Biddle family’s Delaware River estate, and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Decorative Arts Trust. Please join us in welcoming Alexandra back to Alexandria!
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