Opening Reception – June 24th

Opening Reception

Friday, June 24: 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Cruiser Olympia

Be one of the first to see the 16 site specific art installations throughout the decks of Cruiser Olympia. 

Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments as you tour the artworks.

Explore Olympia in her summer transformation into an “Artship.”

At dusk, see the premiere production of Nadia Hironaka’s and Matthew Suib’s Splendid Little War projected onto Olympia’s hull.

Please RSVP for two (2) complimentary tickets to Meggan Kucinskas, Membership and Grants Manager at Independence Seaport Museum, at or 215-413-8626 by June 17.

Respond early ——-limited number of spaces available!

The Opening Reception takes place aboard Cruiser Olympia which is a short walk from the Museum’s galleries, located at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Artship Olympia will remain open through October 2, 2016 and access to the exhibition is free for Independence Seaport Museum members and included with regular Museum admission.

Sailors Delight – Friday, May 13th

Sailors Delight Fundraiser
Friday, May 13: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cruiser Olympia
Spruce Street Harbor Boat Basin, Penn’s Landing
211 S. Columbus Blvd.

Help support “Artship Olympia” by joining us for a fun-filled evening as we party on historic Cruiser Olympia. Meet “Artship” artists and enjoy music, light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and the Sailor Jerry signature cocktail “Old Ironsides.”

This is a special opportunity to interact with some of our “Artship” artists and get a sneak preview of their upcoming projects. You can also show your lasting support by wearing an exclusive “Artship Olympia” T-shirt with a pair of our unique, artist-designed “Artship Olympia” novelty glasses.

Bring your curiosity and your sea legs and don’t miss this chance to explore historic Cruiser Olympia with your adventure-loving friends.

Tickets are $75 advance, and $85 at the door. Click HERE for tickets (link: Olympia has limited visitor capacity, so sign up early!