Mattress FactoryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4122313169
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Performance, Family And Kids
Mattress Factory - Review
The Mattress Factory is a well-known museum of contemporary art that exhibits room- sized works, better known as installations. Most of the unique works are created by artists on site itself, coming down from all over the country and the world as well. The Museum’s affinity for exceptional and exclusive pieces of art has garnered a lot of media attention over the years.
The galleries of The Mattress Factory are located in three reused buildings in the North Side of Pittsburgh. The objective of the Mattress Factory is to have the visitor’s engage every sense of theirs while experiencing the artwork. Every exhibition also includes a range of educational programs, like hands on art projects, workshops, lectures & tours. The Mattress Factory urges all its visitors to discover the connections between creativity, art and everyday life.
- The buildings house a growing-and distinctive- permanent collection, including artists James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Greer Lankton, Winifred Lutz and Rolf Julius.
- Each year artists come to Pittsburgh, live at the museum, and create new work. During their time here, the museum supports them completely while they experiment, take risks, and explore the creative process.
The Mattress Factory is a treat for everyone, especially if you’re interested in the arts. At the very least, it provides a fresh break from the attractions tourists are used to.
Mattress Factory Information
- Check out the calendar on the website to find out which exhibitions are on when you’re in town.
Mattress Factory Ticket Prices
- Children under 6: Free.
How To reach Mattress Factory by Public Transport
- Bus Nos: 56, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 48, 51, 51L, Y1, Y46, Y47, Y49, 13, 15, 16, 17 go to Mattress Factory on 500 Sampsonia Way.
Restaurants Near Mattress Factory
- Coca At The Mattress Factory
- Monterey Pub
- Wilson’s Bar-B-Q
- Buena Vista Coffee
- Riggs Lounge & Restaurant
- Quik- it Chicken
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10.9% of people who visit Pittsburgh include Mattress Factory in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
83.1% of people start their Mattress Factory visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mattress Factory
94.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mattress Factory
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Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Reviews
A unique experience for every art enthusiast, The Mattress Factory is housed literally in an old Matress factory! Although the original owners may dispute that it never really did. The venue hosts events from both local and international artists and provides residences and space for artists to create! Stop by for any one of the many shows they host throughout the year.
Only paid half price for half the show, they are opening up new exhibits soon, so I will only talk to what was available to see. Greer art was interesting and very "Adult", careful about the "Kid Friendly" statement. The mirror room was fun for the kids, but the entire floor devoted to two empty spaces, one was a large dark room with another further room light like a picture screen, interesting for a moment. The other was a pitch black room with a two person max capacity and a 15 min wait per group to experience sitting in a dark room with another dark room beyond it. The other building was a collection of hot glued and nailed stuff put together by a disturbed mind. Be careful of the flooring and stairs, sometimes you are walking on the top of old dressers and such pushed together as a floor. Building is dilapidated and all I wanted to do was run for my life (I have spent way too much time repairing old buildings) Gift shop was nice. Staff were friendly. Outside in the garden area, the stairs leading down to the water drain are full of wasps, be careful. Hope this place improves, this was my one shot to see what was here in this life, good luck guys.
I came here with my then-boyfriend (now husband). It's definitely an interesting and odd museum, in a good way. Many unconventional and hands-on exhibits that make you think. Check out my pictures to have a better understanding. I preferred this museum over the Andy Warhol museum though.
Not worth $15 or $20 for the college students making art and placing it in this museum. Art could have been better. There are 3 different building to walk around.
Excellent and engaging museum, but it is NOT for children as there are some explicit pieces.The museum is located in three separate buildings, each with a unique set of exhibits, many of which are interactive. On-site parking is very limited. Check out the cafe for a good meal while you are there. If you have time time, Randyland is a nearby free Pittsburgh exhibit worth seeing.