Guest Curator Alex Stadler explores the classic image of the sailor in the white "dixie-cup" hat, as portrayed in 20th century American pop culture. His Community Gallery exhibition, "Hello Sailor: The Sailor Icon In Pop Culture," brings together graphics, photos, movies, artwork and advertisements.
The oldest floating steel warship in the world transforms into an art venue for a limited engagement. Created in collaboration with Philadelphia Sculptors, this floating exhibition features site-specific art inspired by the historic vessel's history.
Independence Seaport Museum is holding its annual paddling and rowing event this September. The Walnut2Walnut Challenge is a 15-mile course between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, offering spectacular views of Philadelphia. This event is suitable for all skill levels and registration is free. Stick around for a barbeque at Deck after the main event.
The Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship, in partnership with the Gift of Life Donor Program, will host the Annual Jessie's Day - "Give the Gift Scholarship" event this September at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Funds raised from Jessie's Day provide scholarships for local college-bound recipients of life-saving organ transplants. Jessica was a beautiful young woman who received a life-saving heart transplant at age 14. She dreamed of an education. She enjoyed 8 1/2 more years of life and graduated from Harcum Junior College, but sadly passed away at age 23 while in her senior year at Temple University. Special happenings at Jessie's Day include an appearance by DJ Casey and the crew of radio station Q102, additional music by DJ A-Run, and the creation of a mural for auction by internationally-recognized free-style graffiti artist Alloyius Mcilwaine. Attendees will enjoy breathtaking views of the Philadelphia waterfront along with entrance to the museum, a silent auction, drinks in the beer garden, local restaurant specialties, music, and interactive entertainment.