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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Whimsical, all over the place (in lots of ways)

Been in the 'Burgh 33 years, but hadn't ever been to the Factory. Scored a Saturday morning parking spot in their small lot, then spent about 2 1/2 hours exploring the 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh, PA
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been in the 'Burgh 33 years, but hadn't ever been to the Factory. Scored a Saturday morning parking spot in their small lot, then spent about 2 1/2 hours exploring the 3 buildings. Free audio guides are available via Wifi on your phone--headphones are provided--but we wound up not using them. Not sure the current dark timed exhibit is worth... More 

Thank LisaPMom
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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130 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I realize that the exhibits at this facility change, but those we saw were interesting. I can't say that I loved everything I saw. What I can say is that everything I saw evoked a feeling or a sense, which can't be said of most 2 dimension art we experience in museums and galleries most often. This is a unique... More 

Thank Greg-Suzanne D
Flemington, New Jersey
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Not all pieces or installations were to my liking (but when is that the case, ever) but the sum of the pieces made me reflect. This is a true labor of love created by artists to support fellow artists and worth the visit.

Thank WestJersey
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Whenever I spot an art museum, I immediately think of my daughter who is majoring in art at Slippery Rock University. So I decided to check this place out. They have a very small parking lot on Jacksonia St which is on the block behind the main building. I went in, paid my admission, and was told to proceed to... More 

Thank Arlene M
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went in not knowing what to expect but everyone loved it adults and kids. Chiharu Shiota's Trace of Memory exhibit was out of this world!

Thank Amina S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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149 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Definitely one of the most interesting museums- not just in the city, but maybe the East Coast. The installations were immersive. Well worth the nominal admittance fee.

Thank persteff81
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Mattress Factory is such a unique art museum. Some of the art you have to stay at to fully experience and some of it tricks your mind (room with the "blue screen"). There are some rooms that you just want to play in for a while and end up taking a bunch of fun photos (room with all mirrors, polka... More 

Thank Brett W
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168 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is one of my favorite contemporary museums in the world, my other being the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. There are 3 separate buildings of installation art. I always find the works they display visually appealing and thought provoking. The restaurant inside the museum has great food and the gift shop has unusual and interesting items as well. I... More 

Thank Joanne K
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

One of the most unusual museums you will ever walk through. Very weird, things, but interesting at that.

Thank wiggles46
Jerusalem, Israel
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is different. At times very different. The Mattress Factory brings up the discussion of "what is art?" and "why is this art?". I'm glad we went but overall, much of it was a little too modern for my taste. I did enjoy the gift shop and the visit gave us much to talk about during and after our visit.

Thank wendy w

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