If you've come to www.mfshop.org to purchase a mattress, we're sorry to tell you, but you've got the wrong mattress factory. This mattress factory is a museum of contemporary art that exhibits room-sized works called installations. These installations are created on-site by artists from across the country and around the world. Our unique exhibitions feature a variety of media that engage all of the senses.
The museum's unusual galleries are located in three creatively reused buildings on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. The buildings house a growing-and distinctive- permanent collection, featuring artists James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Greer Lankton, Winifred Lutz, and Rolf Julius, as well as innovative exhibitions that change throughout the year.
Since 1977, the Mattress Factory has supported more than 600 artists through our world-renowned residency program. Each year artists come to Pittsburgh, live at the museum, and create new work. During their time here, the museum supports them completely while they experiment, take risks, and explore the creative process.
Each exhibition is paired with a variety of engaging and inventive educational programs including hands-on art projects, workshops, lectures, and tours. The Mattress Factory encourages all viewers, regardless of their background, to discover connections between art, creativity and their everyday lives. So... why is the Mattress Factory called the Mattress Factory? Our main gallery space was once a Stearns and Foster mattress factory. More information can we found on our main website.
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