Philadelphia Sculptors is a non profit organization that has been supporting sculpture and sculptors since our incorporation in 1997 by promoting contemporary sculpture and serving as an advocate for sculptors. We work to expand public awareness of the role and value of sculpture within our culture through exhibitions, public forums, member services, and educational outreach. We work to create unexpected and original opportunities for artists. We have mounted indoor and outdoor shows at both traditional and alternative venues, including site specific environmental art exhibitions, an international exhibition on climate change, an exhibition of site specific installations at a former textile dyeing factory, and an exhibition of site specific installations on Cruiser Olympia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Our web site (www.philasculptors.org) includes exhibitions, events, and members’ works
Independence Seaport Museum
Founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Independence Seaport Museum is the region's primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River. The Museum was incorporated in 1961 and began serving the public with small exhibitions and through the assemblage of a library, archival materials and collections. In 1974 the Museum moved to larger quarters within the Independence Park Historic District and also opened the Workshop on the Water - a fully operational boat building facility used for display and teaching purposes - on Penn's Landing. In July 1995, it moved to the City of Philadelphia's Port of History building and was renamed as the Independence Seaport Museum. The new facility had increased exhibition, educational, library and storage/curatorial space and an incorporated Workshop on the Water. In January 1996, the Museum assumed the responsibility for the Olympia, and the World War II submarine, Becuna, both of which are National Historic Landmarks. Today, the Independence Seaport Museum is an anchor attraction on Penn's Landing, attracting visitors to experience both Philadelphia's heritage and current waterfront. The Museum educates area youth groups through interactive programs in its boat shop, presents changing exhibits in its galleries and hosts visiting ships and events year-round. More information is available at www.phillyseaport.org.
Dina Wind Art Foundation
In 2018 the Dina Wind Art Foundation was created with a mission to preserve and disseminate the art of Dina Wind, artist and philanthropist (1938-2014.) The Foundation also supports Philadelphia-area artists (with a focus on female sculptors) and the arts through scholarships, commissions, lectures and other charitable activities.
Dina’s four–decade career in the arts started with painting and evolved into welded metal sculpture, earning her numerous shows and awards. Finding beauty in scrap metal, Dina created singular abstract compositions she likened to ‘drawing in space’. Simultaneously, Dina developed a deep connection to numerous Philadelphia organizations committed to art and art education, and sat on multiple boards. The Foundation was established after her passing to create a legacy of artistic accomplishment and civic engagement honoring her life and values.
EXMURO's mission is to design and produce multidisciplinary artistic projects in the urban public space of Québec City, Canada.