Summer draws people to the water, but Philadelphia’s rivers are important to city residents year round. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, that’s the message of the Independence Seaport Museum, on the Delaware River at Penn's Landing.
The Independence Seaport Museum is open daily, with extended hours Thursday through Saturday during the summer. Tides of Freedom, an exhibition now at the Seaport Museum through 2015, tells of the role of the river in the African-American experience.
Listen to Susan's interview with Museum President John Brady.
Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with members of the India Music and Dance Society (SRUTI) about the two styles of Indian classical music, Carnatic and Hindustani, and about upcoming performances of this music at the Independence Seaport Museum on September 3rd and 4th.
We remember Thomas Chimes who died this week at age 88. He was one of Philadelphia's most respected contemporary artists.
Jason Peifer delves into the history of tattoos and body art with a visit to a new exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum. Skin & Bones explores the beliefs, mysteries, and traditions of the tattoo in American maritime culture.
We listen again as Susan Lewis visits Cezanne and Beyond at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Jim Cotter speaks with pianist Simone Dinnerstein about a computer generated re-recording of Glenn Gould's legendary performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her own recording of the 'Variations has been on the classical music charts for 18 weeks now.
Jason Peifer takes us the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.
Susan Lewis visits an exhibition of the works of the prominent late nineteenth century Italian painter Antonio Mancini at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
By Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Yoshi Iwasak & Jason Pfeifer
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein: Her recording of Bach's <i>Goldberg Variations</i> has won praise.
William H. Johnson's <i>World on Paper</i> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia--the waterfront museum includes a working boat shop, an 1892 battleship used in the Spanish-American War, and a World War II submarine.