June 25th, 2016 – October 2nd, 2016
Spruce Street Harbor Boat Basin
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Sculptors is embarking on a new voyage during summer, 2016.  No need for sea legs – just bring your imagination!  In collaboration with the Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia Sculptors will launch “Artship Olympia,” an exhibition of site specific installations on the historic Cruiser Olympia, moored in the boat basin at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.  Artists will creatively reinterpret Olympia, giving voice and vision to its history, stories, and culture. Artworks will be bold, subtle, loud, calming, invigorating, and disruptive. What they won’t be is predictable. Visitors will have access to the exhibition during Olympia’s normal visiting hours with additional special events to be scheduled.

Opening Reception


Hours & Information

“Cruiser Olympia summer visiting hours (through Labor Day)

Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Admission: $16 Adults

   $12 Seniors (65 & over), children (3-12), college students, military (active & retired)

    Independence Seaport Museum members free”


Exhibition now open to the public!


Philadelphia Sculptors is the only professional organization of sculptors in the Philadelphia region.  Incorporated in 1997, its mission is to promote contemporary sculpture and serve as an advocate for sculptors by expanding public awareness of the role and value of sculpture within our culture. Since its inception, it has organized numerous indoor and outdoor group exhibitions at both traditional and non-traditional venues and has sponsored programs, conferences, workshops and performances.  Membership is open to all.


Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community. The Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits, small boat rentals and large-scale models. The Museum houses a traditional boat shop, the Workshop on the Water; the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and Penn’s Landing Playhouse. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships: Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.

Olympia Gallery

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