Water Color: Drawn to Water exhibit at the Seaport Museum

Spring has arrived and summer is chasing right behind. It’s the perfect time to take another look and appreciate our region’s waterways in “Drawn to the Water: Artists of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Capture our Region’s Waterways, 1830-Present” open now until December 31, 2011 at the Independence Seaport Museum.

This exhibit displays artwork that captures the Delaware Valley’s waterways from 1830 to the present, featuring art by students, instructors, and exhibitors from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

The exhibit focuses on three areas: the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware River, and the Schuylkill River, that artists have used as their source of inspiration. There will be maps provided to pin point the exact locations of the paintings’ scenes.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE coloring sketchbook to create their own creative artwork. The work can then be submitted to the museum to be used for an online art gallery.

This imaginative exhibit helps the museum link Delaware River region residents to their maritime heritage.

Event Information

  • Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard
  • When: Now through December 31
  • Cost: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (65+), $7 for Children, College Students, and Military
  • More info: www.phillyseaport.org