Art exhibitions happen almost anywhere you please in the 21st century, so why not on a historic ship? With that in mind, Leslie Kaufman, president of the group Philadelphia Sculptors, approached the Independence Seaport Museum to gauge its interest in jointly sponsoring a sculpture exhibition on the cruiser Olympia, the world's oldest floating steel warship, docked near the museum at Penn's Landing.
Edith Newhall has been reviewing gallery exhibitions for The Inquirer since April 2005. She is a former staff writer for New York Magazine, where she covered the New York art world in features, exhibition reviews and interviews with artists. Her articles on the arts and travel have also been published in ARTnews, the Washington Post, Travel & Leisure and Condé-Nast Traveler. She is the co-author of "In Artists' Homes" (Clarkson Potter, 1992).