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Mattress Factory

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Address: 500 Sampsonia Way, Parking located at 505 Jacksonia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: +1 412-231-3169
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Unique and intriguing museum of installation art

One of my favorite museums with room-sized art installations including some amazing optical illusions on permanent display along with awesome life-sized art, some of which you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite museums with room-sized art installations including some amazing optical illusions on permanent display along with awesome life-sized art, some of which you can interact with! Don't miss the annex gallery at 1414 Monterey St. too...

Thank TravellingEd2Go
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the city of Pittsburgh itself, this gem of an art museum has little patience with pretension. If pretension is what you want, head to the Warhol, and you're welcome to it. If, however, you want to see some really inspired and often moving modern art installations, make your way to the North Side of Pittsburgh to the Mattress Factory.... More 

1 Thank CatyD2013
Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A smaller museum comprised of 3 renovated buildings on the North side, an area known as the Mexican War Streets. It is a fun neighborhood to visit and what better excuse to walk around to visit the 3 buildings. The art is weird, disturbing, unique and thought provoking. We enjoyed walking around and experiencing the exhibits, and taking some cool... More 

Thank CanadaKids
Annandale, Virginia
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144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of off-beat and experimental art that doesn't appeal to everyone. But, of you have an open mind as far as art goes, this is worth the trip.

Thank PaulBlum
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went specifically went here to go the the holiday art sale. We got so much more. In fact, the art sale was a little underwhelming, but the exhibits were so cool. BTW we did get a really wonderful print at the sale. This place is so unique in that it celebrates installation art. This kind of art is sometimes... More 

Thank seela
Cincinnati, OH
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420 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is an interesting concept where artists are subsidized or supported for a year to allow them to demonstrate their creativity. The result is some unusual creations including a mirrored room full of nude female mannequins covered with red polka dots or a series of rooms intricately covered with black string cobwebs. Definitely avant-garde stuff. It's a bit expensive for... More 

Thank RJS6700
Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is an under appreciated asset in Pittsburgh. Some permanent and some temporary exhibits, all thought provoking and by well known artists. There is a main building and two additional buildings that contain exhibits on the same block. On the same street you can walk less than a block and see some art on the outside of some houses which... More 

Thank Rob P
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

interesting place to go and check out. wasn't sure what to expect, but must say I was very pleased. art fans will really enjoy the place

Thank jlantern3
Brooklyn, New York
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We've been here a couple of times when visiting family in Pittsburgh. I love how the museum has expanded over the years and that the additions are separate buildings that take you around this sweet neighborhood. The newest edition, the small room, had a really fascinating installation when we visited, and the coming installation sounds intriguing, too. This place is... More 

1 Thank KatieMargaret
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

James Turrell, need I say more? Please research this artist if you have not heard of him before attempting to visit this museum. There are specific instructions on rules of how to view his artwork, which were obnoxiously ignored by other visitors and therefore ruined my experience of them. His works are meditative and solitary experiences, and in one of... More 

Thank Rhiannon G

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