I’ve always enjoyed modern art displays, and this was no exception. You can pair a visit here the same day you go to the Andy Warhol museum, as they’re in the same vicinity. We walked to both of them from downtown Pittsburgh, which is very manageable and pleasant. You get to walk the Andy Warhol bridge on the way there! The neighbourhood did get a bit sketchy as you get closer to the Mattress Factory, so perhaps don’t walk it at night.
This museum was between installations, so there were a few empty rooms. However, they did discount the admission price for this reason. And the museum is in more than one building, so be sure not skip anything.
During my visit in July, there was a floor with installations that required little or no light. It was fun trying to navigate through that floor! This one may not be good for people who get panicky in the dark.
And the mirrored, polka-dot mannequin room was a highlight.
The rules for picture-taking are not too stringent. You can take pictures in most areas, without the flash. [Unlike the Warhol museum, where you cannot take pictures anywhere except the lobby – where there’s nothing to see].
The gift shop was over-priced, not that this is surprising. A basic silk-screened t-shirt was $30. Come on!
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