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Mattress Factory

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Interesting spot

Admission was a bit pricey in my opinion. $20/adults but there are many installations to view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A Unique Place to View Intriguing Art Exhibits

My husband and I visited Mattress Factory on our last trip to Pittsburgh. We wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Hazlet, 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...more
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500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Admission was a bit pricey in my opinion. $20/adults but there are many installations to view. Elevator in main building that brings you to each floor which holds various installations. Requires walking to other buildings to see the remaining artwork. Very unique.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Terrific experience. Small museum/gallery with some really interesting work. It was not all maybe the best art happening now, but how often do you have the chance to visit a place full of new site specific work? I also enjoyed walking around the Mexican War...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 29 October 2018

My husband and I visited Mattress Factory on our last trip to Pittsburgh. We wanted to visit somewhere more unique than a science or natural history museum, that is similar to some museums we've seen in other cities, and Mattress Factory definitely fit the bill....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kate G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kbobk51
Reviewed 12 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kate L
Reviewed 6 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Gibsonantonich | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator.
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Response from ChristinePGH | 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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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.