Molten steel, billowing smoke, soot-covered miners, and the jagged geometry of mills and factories covering vast tracts of land—these are not the usual subjects for artists, but as seen on the canvases in Iron and Coal, Petroleum and Steel: Industrial Art from the Steidle Collection, they can be transformed into objects of sublime beauty. The installation is on view from July 11 – October 25, 2015 in the Martin Wing. The exhibition, organized by Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., the Michener‘s Gerry & Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator, is drawn from the Steidle Collection at the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery at The Pennsylvania State University. The collection was assembled by Edward Steidle (1887-1977), Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences from 1928-1953. Steidle purchased and commissioned these paintings to visually demonstrate the

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