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Mattress Factory

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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It was a good experience and we enjoyed it. A few interactive things. It forces you to rethink... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kate G
Dunellen, nj
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Worthy of a trip.

All the works on exhibition are quite out of the ordinary, but they will make you rethink your... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
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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...more
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500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
+1 412-231-3169
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a good experience and we enjoyed it. A few interactive things. It forces you to rethink what you know and what you think you are seeing. A few surprises..worthwhile if you have an open mind. Not worth the 20.00 entrance if you prefer...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tickets to Doors Open '18 included this (which we learned after visiting the artists' sleeping quarters a block away). We were utterly dismayed; we went into an old, smelly building and had to weave our way this way and that past various "things"--reminded me...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I was excited to visit the Mattress Factory—this museum has been on my radar for some time. I went specifically to view Greer Lankton. I expected the line for Kusama’s installation to be long on a Sunday afternoon...but was not ready for how this line...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed August 16, 2018

All the works on exhibition are quite out of the ordinary, but they will make you rethink your perceptions about art. Enjoy the bonus of the Mexican War streets neighborhood!

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

The Mattress Factory contains several different exhibits that are all worth seeing. However, they have a permanent Kusama exhibit (in fact, 2 rooms) and when we went, there was no line-up to see it! Need I say more? I had tried to get tickets to...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Unique little spot tucked in the Mexican War Streets. Thought provoking exhibits that evoke conversations. Really fun experience!

Thank Kate L
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

A very unique museum with three separate buildings holding exhibits. Each building is unique. The artwork can be explain as “different” than normal museum artwork.

Thank 2Spigs
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the mattress factory. Some of the exhibits were really interesting and cool, others were a bizarre—but that’s art. It’s worth the trip. If you go, be sure to stop at Randyland as well! It makes for a wonderfully artsy afternoon. We spent around...More

Thank Meredith G
Reviewed May 15, 2018

I was intrigued by the description of this museum of installation art, and as I'm a NARM member I could get in free. Some of the exhibits were interesting but Pliedies, the dark room, was just, in my opinion, weird. We also went to the...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I'm giving it a 5, though with some caveats. The Tuesday price was half off, making the total just $20 for 2 adults. For a few hours of entertainment, I'd say that was worth it. Any other day, I may have been a bit more...More

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May 6, 2018|
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Response from 410madelyng | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator.
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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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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.