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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Tour of Carrie Blast Furnace

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006, “Carrie”, as it’s affectionately known, entices visitors to marvel at the scale and legacy of its industrial might. A remnant of the legendary U.S. Steel Homestead Steel Works, the Carrie Blast Furnaces are a vestige of Pittsburgh’s 20th-century domination of the steel industry. During this two-hour guided tour, you’ll hear stories about the site’s technology (including why it is nationally significant) as well as get to know the culture of its workers. You’ll also learn a bit about the iron-making process, from the movement of the raw materials to the tapping of the furnaces that produced fiery molten iron.

Please note, this is not a totally accessible tour. There are steps involved and uneven terrain. If you have walking difficulty, there may be places where you will not be able to go. Please keep this in mind.

Fee: $16 (Members only; up to maximum enrollment of 50)

Last day to withdraw for a refund: Monday, October 3rd

Transportation is on your own.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
The Impact of Ft. Ligonier on History

When we are in grade school we often hear about George Washington and how the French and Indian War began in the backwoods of Pennsylvania and little else. What we don’t hear is how what happened in Pennsylvania exploded around the rest of the globe leading to a world war. Fort Ligonier played a crucial role in the taking of Fort Duquesne and events here sent shockwaves throughout the colonies and around the world.

Matt Gault, the Director of Education at Fort Ligonier has been developing programming for the last 8 years. With the help of a great staff, the team at Fort Ligonier has been able to tell the story of those who were at Fort Ligonier and their impact on our history.

10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Dara Birnbaum: Journey at Miller Institute of Contemporary Art (Virtual Tour)

Join Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon for a virtual tour and introduction to the exhibition, Dara Birnbaum: Journey, on view Aug 20-December 11, 2022. 


Dara Birnbaum: Journey, is a survey of Dara Birnbaum’s influential practice.  Over the ­past 45 years, Birnbaum’s work has consistently reclaimed power within and against dominant media paradigms that control access to information and transmit encoded ideologies.


Dara Birnbaum was born in New York in 1946 where she continues to live and work. Beginning in the 1970s, Dara Birnbaum’s trailblazing video, media, and installation work has addressed the ideological and aesthetic character of mass media imagery and has been considered fundamental to our understanding of the history of media art. She was one of the first artists to use manipulated television and media footage and is widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of her time.


Miller Institute for Contemporary Art is Carnegie Mellon University's contemporary art institute and provides transformative experiences with contemporary art through exhibitions, conversation, and exchange in a free and open public space. We are free and open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 12-6 pm. visit to plan your visit.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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