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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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A permanent Kusama exhibit - need I say more?

The Mattress Factory contains several different exhibits that are all worth seeing. However, they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Albina2
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Hamilton, Canada
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Unique little spot tucked in the Mexican War Streets. Thought provoking exhibits that evoke... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate L
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Poor7%
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500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kate L
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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.

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Reviewed 28 May 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

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Reviewed 16 May 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 14 May 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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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I love this place, because it offers artists a place to work and display their art. Some items are permanent and others rotate. Definitely not for pre-teens and under. Some material is mature. Three buildings contain displays. It is not handicap friendly, but that is...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Yes, go find this establishment. Wish we had more time, but we were thrilled to experience this pretty unique museum, nonetheless. Some rooms you'll love. Others, you'll hate. That's what modern art does! One should allow at least 60-75 minutes. Definitely requires good mobility and...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

a museum spread over the old factory and a couple of old row houses nearby. Really interesting room size installations and especially the use of the dark exhibit. The house were extremely interesting

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My husband really wanted to visit the Mattress Factory and the rest of the family went along with it without realizing until we got there that this was not a museum dedicated to explaining about the history of mattress manufacture! No, it's a former mattress...More

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Connie226
7 May 2018|
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Response from 410madelyng | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator.
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Jayne K
5 October 2016|
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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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