SEEING COAL Time | Material | Scale

May 3 – August 28, 2021

Seeing Coal looks at Pennsylvania anthracite coal, and raises questions about the significance of its visible and invisible presence in our world. Through historic images, material specimens, poetry and visual art, coal is presented as a material that can help us re-think our relationship with Nature and Time.

Seeing Coal is open Monday to Friday from 9am-4:30pm for free and with no appointment needed.

Can’t make it to Philadelphia or simply want to dig a little deeper into the subject?

Sharing your Seeing Coal experience on Social Media? Use the hashtag #seeingcoal and add your photos and impressions to the story of Seeing Coal. We can’t wait to hear your coal tales!

Seeing Coal Exhibit Postcard

For more information and to register, please visit our events calendar.

Annual Shareholders Meeting, followed by
Seeing Coal in Historical Documents: A Deeper Look
Wednesday, May 12 | 5:00 pm | Shareholder Event, Online

Fireside Chat – Creative Confluence in a Peak Poetry World, with Jena Osman and Orchid Tierney
Thursday, June 3 | 7:00 pm | Free, Online

The Curator is In: Mondays at 12:00 pm in the gallery
May 24; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23
Chat with our curator, Andrea Krupp and see coal with a digital microscope. Space is limited. Free

Beyond the Breaker: A Film about Coal and Community
Friday, August 27, 5:30 p.m. $5 per guest
Location: 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join us for a film screening of Beyond the Breaker: A Film about Coal and Community. The film’s Director and Producer, John Welsh and Writer and Producer, Alana Mauger, will share notes on the making of a story of community and resiliency. The screening will be preceded by special remarks from Seeing Coal: Time, Material, Scale exhibition curator, Andrea Krupp, and a last-chance opportunity to see the exhibition. Masks are required. Space is limited. Register

Postcard advertising Purest and Hardest Lehigh Coal

Seeing Coal Gallery Image
Seeing Coal Gallery Image