National Museum of Industrial History extends ‘Machines of Interest’ exhibit

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon, an exhibit featuring over two dozen original prints from the New York-based photographer, has been extended at the National Museum of Industrial History. Originally set to end this weekend, the works will now be on display through August 29th, 2021.

“The COVID-19 pandemic quite obviously had an impact on our institution and this exhibit,” said Glenn Koehler, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the museum. “There’s no substitute for seeing Mr. Mallon’s ethereal images of railroads, recycling yards, and other industrial settings in person. We are extremely grateful for Stephen and our curatorial team’s hard work in extending the lifespan of this exhibit and ensuring the community has ample opportunity to see these modern, industrial works of art.”

Machines of Interest highlights Mallon’s most recent projects in a celebration of beauty and function intersecting with the natural world. The exhibit features photos from the artist’s collection spanning life on the rails, deconstruction in the recycling yard, and unique perspectives of human-made machines. Stephen’s work gives visitors a look at industry like never before.

Stephen Mallon is well known for his series Next Stop Atlantic featuring decommissioned NYC Subway cars as they are retired to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean as artificial reefs, as well as his series Brace for Impact which chronicles the reclamation of the plane successfully landed in the waters of the Hudson River by Captain “Sully” Sullenburger. Mallon’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, and his work has been written about in publications that include National GeographicThe New YorkerNew York TimesVanity FairWiredPetaPixelViral ForestBuzzFeedNew York Magazine, and The Huffington Post.  Mallon’s work has also been featured on CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and NPR.

Entry to Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon is included in regular museum admission. More information on the exhibit can be found at  The museum is currently operating on modified hours and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For current hours and protocols please visit for the most up-to-date information.

ATTACHED PHOTO CAPTION: “The End” courtesy of Stephen Mallon, one of over two dozen photos on display at Mallon’s exhibit “Machines of Interest” at Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History. The exhibit has been extended and is on view now through August 29th, 2021.

About the National Museum of Industrial History

A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. Learn more at

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Glenn Koehler
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
National Museum of Industrial History