A walk through the Steelers Opus chapter by chapter


Curated by the Senator John Heinz History Center, this chapter looks back on the birth of Pittsburgh and the industrial and cultural heritage that lay foundation to the thriving, sports centric city it is today.

The Chief

Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers is one of the city’s most celebrated sons. The Opus pays tribute to this visionary whose life’s work achieved both iconic sporting greatness and also a dynamic impact on the local economy.

Dan Rooney Tribute

Art Rooney II takes a walk down memory lane and narrates a collection of photographs chosen to depict highlights from his father’s life. Includes an introduction by President Barrack Obama.

Coach Noll

The most explosively successful era of any team in NFL history belonged to Chuck Noll. Turning around an ailing franchise and inspiring a team, that has since gone down in history as one of the greatest ever, to win four Super Bowls in just six years.

The Gallery

A new and unique collection of portraits of Steelers players and staff by acclaimed photographer Alba Tull.

Saint Vincent

A long standing tradition, lasting of over fifty years, sees the entire Pittsburgh Steelers franchise take up residence at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe for pre-season training. A photographic essay juxtaposes romantic black and white images from bygone eras with the high octane media frenzy that marks the start of business of the forthcoming season today.

Steelers Nation

Fans, fans and more fans. From all corners of the globe, the Steeler Nation is a unique breed of sports fan that support their heroes come rain or shine.

Coach Cowher

A new era starts with the appointment of Coach Bill Cowher, immediately rekindling the desire for Super Bowl success. New names and faces are recruited to return the Steelers to the force they once were.

Hall of Fame

Honoring all the Steelers that have been immortalized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Game Day

A photographic essay, by principle photographer Alba Tull, captures dusk till dawn of a typical Steelers game day.

Coach Tomlin

Coach Mike Tomlin takes charge imposing his brand of football on the Steelers, quickly leading to more Super Bowl success.

The Draft

It’s draft week and the business done over the course of a few days will impact the franchise in the upcoming season and years ahead. Opus is given access to photograph and record the energy behind the scenes.

Stats & Roll of Honor

A season by season record of every game played by the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout their entire history and a comphrehensive A-Z of every player to have officially played in black and gold.