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Setting the President’s Table: American Presidential China from the McNeil Americana Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

March 27, 2009 — October 02, 2009


This special exhibition showcased over 100 pieces of porcelain used by American presidents from Washington to Lincoln and Roosevelt to Reagan as they entertained the world’s heads of state, distinguished literati, business leaders and cultural luminaries at the national “First Table.” This visual history of the American presidency was sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in American history and presidential politics, entertaining and style, collecting and decorative arts.