Alloy Pittsburgh Opening Reception

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Saturday August 28

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1:00 PM  –  5:00 PM


While the opening event has sold out, there are other opportunities to view the exhibition. Take a tour of the exhibition or sign up for a meet-the-artists event on September 9 or September 23.

Join Rivers of Steel and the exhibiting artists for the opening reception of Alloy Pittsburgh 2021.

Alloy Pittsburgh was conceived in 2013 as a laboratory for artists to investigate the Carrie Blast Furnaces and respond through the creation of temporary site-based artworks that are installed at the National Historic Landmark.

Now in its fourth iteration, Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 includes artists Darnell Chambers, Reba Harmon, Lori Hepner, Sandy Kessler Kaminski, Jan Loney, and Bradford Mumpower. The new works will be on view through Sunday, September 26, but visitors to this opening reception will have a chance to meet the artists and learn about their process. 

The Opening Reception is sold out.

Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Fine Foundation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and Eaton Corporation.

Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies. Masks are to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. By registering for an event at the Carrie Furnaces, you consent to the terms of our liability waiver.



Masks: Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies. Masks are to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 

Maintain Social Distance: In consideration of others, please be aware of your surroundings and extend the distance between yourself and others not in your group whenever possible.

What to wear:  This tour is outside; please dress for the weather. Additionally, the ground is uneven—sensible shoes are a must. Sneakers or boots are recommended. Open-toed shoes and high heels are prohibited.

Restrooms & concessions: The rawness of the site is certainly part of its charm. However, that rawness also limits the creature comforts many of us are accustomed to, like running water. Portable bathrooms, hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer are available. Food amenities are not available (with some exceptions, such as food trucks at festivals).

Photography: Photography is permitted. For safety reasons, videography and drones are prohibited.

Accessibility: Handicapped parking is available, but the grounds covered during tours are not wheelchair accessible.

Liability: By purchasing admission tickets, all visitors consent to the terms of our liability waiver and consent to be photographed (PDF).

Admission: Site access is limited to guided tours, workshops, and events. Unless otherwise noted, all admissions are ticketed.

Duration: Participants may enter and leave at will during the 4-hour opening.

Children: Kids of all ages are welcome.

Location: The entrance to the Carrie Blast Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104.