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Carrie Furnace: Contemporary Views


This exhibition of 51 photographs from 32 artists, gathered from an open call for entries, showcased the beauty of the Carrie Furnaces, located in Rankin, PA. While the furnaces were once an integral part of the industry of the Pittsburgh region, they've now "functioned as an urban playground and aesthetic wonder” since they were taken off line in 1978, said Ron Baraff, Director of Museums and Archives at Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. Today, the Carrie Furnaces lend themselves perfectly to photography with their various textures, constantly changing colors, hidden crevices, and a nostalgic feel of history frozen in time. Graffiti and rusted steel run rampant through the site, adding to the splendor and agedness of this otherwise desolate place.

Earlier Event: May 17
8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY: The Exhibition
Later Event: September 6
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