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Mattress Factory

500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
+1 412-231-3169
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Mind boggling

Installation art is not my thing so perhaps I cannot rightfully appreciate the effort, imagination... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tripping9900
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wow!

Better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot! Some of the installations are permanent (don't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bronzy11
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Hightstown, New Jersey
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Founded in 1977, the Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world. All the works at the Mattress Factory are conceived in the space you view them in. The museum consists of three buildings in the historic Mexican War Streets. Please visit the main building at 500 Sampsonia Way (set your GPS to 505 Jacksonia Street to find our parking lot) to visit the Admissions Desk before you begin your visit. The MF Café offers delicious fare from Coca Cafe in Lawrenceville. The MF Shop is open during normal museum hours. Museum admission is not required to shop or dine!
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500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
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Reviewed yesterday

Installation art is not my thing so perhaps I cannot rightfully appreciate the effort, imagination and interest that goes into what is on display. I was curious, however, and walked with interest from room to room (on various floors). The exhibits change throughout the year...More

Thank Tripping9900
Reviewed 2 days ago

Better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot! Some of the installations are permanent (don't miss Yayoi Kusama's rooms), others are temporary. All were cool. So is the back street, lots of resident art.

Thank bronzy11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun if you might want to expand your definition of art. Installations at 3 separate venues (a few blocks apart), 2 of which were open - the other is preparing an exhibition. Worth an hour or two.

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, I'm not certain at what point art becomes a jumbled mess with little to no meaning, but this is truly the case. I made sure that I took in the experience as a whole as I am truly a fan of art in any...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Like any installation art, some spoke to me, but a lot of it did not. A three-storey rowhome packed full of crap belongs on Hoarders, in my opinion, not a cultural tour. The main building contained individual exhibits that were thought-provoking and beautiful, but much...More

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I liked this art museum so much last summer when I took my 16 year old daughter and her friend, I brought my husband this year. This is simply a unique, outside the box collection of contemporary art that is interesting to look at for...More

Thank ChavaDarling
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The museum was fun, but seemed small. We went on a Tuesday, so it was half price and they also offer a student discount. All in all, the museum was thought provoking and the dark floor was definitely worth our time.

1  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The museum is broken up into three buildings. The first one has a “dark” floor that has no lighted exit signs or pathway lights. You will literally bump into other patrons while going up ramps and waiting in line to see objects that only allows...More

Thank glb310
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Fantastic modern art museum in unusual setting of historic buildings in an older neighborhood. The rotating art work keeps the latest/greatest art on display. Don't miss the James Turrell installation, which require a reservation. Call in advance!

Thank eilers78751
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Check the website to see what installations they are currently displaying. It is hard to rate the Mattress Factory because the exhibits range from totally cool to "meh" ... and what I may think is cool, you may think is "meh." This is not a...More

Thank MissSniggins
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Jayne K
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
ADULTS | $20 SENIORS [62+] | $15 STUDENTS | $15 Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. CHILDREN UNDER 6 | FREE U.S. VETERANS | $10 15212, 15214 + 15233 ZIP CODE RESIDENTS | Half Price Admission. ID... More
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BeachHeather
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
You can do it in less if you fly through, but to see and enjoy everything I'd recommend 2-3 hours. Most of that will be in the main building.
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