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Tickets are on sale now for our 35th Anniversary Auction, Thursday, October 10, 2013. Get them today!!
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Not able to make it to our Fall Openings last week? Here's a link to our Flickr page so you can view the photos from the event. The exhibitions are now open to the public so come in and check them out for yourself!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattressfactory/1544809651] The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence...
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Join us for an opening reception celebrating the Mattress Factory’s 35th anniversary exhibitions. DETROIT: Artists in Residence, Janine Antoni, and Chiharu Shiota: Trace of Memory will open in our three gallery spaces at 500 Sampsonia Way, 1414 Monterey Street and 516 Sampsonia Way. All artists will be present and there will be a special musical performance by Lungs Face Feet.

Admission $15 
(FREE: MF Members + students from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University, and Carlow University)

More info on the DETROIT: Artists in Residence exhibition: http://bit.ly/16s56rH

More info on the Janine Antoni exhibition:
http://bit.ly/154XGe9

More info on the Chiharu Shiota: Trace of Memory exhibition: http://bit.ly/15W5x0n
Opening Reception: September 12, 2013. On view: September 13, 2013 - May 25, 2014. “Detroit: Artists in Residence” will present new work by four individual artists and two artist collaborations—Design 99, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Scott Hocking, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller, Russ Orlando and ...
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Your next trip should be to Pittsburgh!
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We are getting ready for a big wedding here at the MF tonight. Interested in a unique venue for a private event? Check here: 
MAKE YOUR EVENT A WORK OF ART The Mattress Factory is a unique space perfect for private events such as corporate receptions, meetings and dinners; wedding showers and receptions; tours and luncheons; and formal parties. Our flexible rental program allows for your choice of caterer, ...
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Pittsburgh Day of Giving is next Wednesday, October 3rd! For 24 hours only, anyone can donate to the Mattress Factory and The Pittsburgh Foundation will match that donation (up to $1,000) with a prorated amount!
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Here's a great preview of our fall exhibitions! Opening Reception tonight from 7–9pm. 
Sadly, we will not be able to have Chiharu Shiota's installation available for viewing tonight because we are working to resolve concerns with the building code.
It's been 35 years since the Mattress Factory, a museum of installation art on the North Side, opened to the public, and on Sept. 12 ...
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Join us in the MF lobby on Sunday, August 11th for our 'almost end of Summer' CraftFactory! Open during museum hours, 1-5pm. Museum admission is required to shop-yet,  we are offering half price admission throughout August.
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See what the children in our Community Art Labs have to say about the MF here: 
As today is the last full day of workshops for our first session, Director of Education Felice Cleveland sat down with the young participants to hear what they had to say about the Mattress Factory and their workshops. Some of the best responses are below: Do you know what installation art is?
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Contemporary art museum features playful room-sized installations created by in-residence artists.- Google
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"I'm always skeptical about modern art exhibits."
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5 months ago
The Mattress Factory, an installation art museum, is one of my favorite museums in all the world. Installation art means the pieces take up entire rooms, creating three-dimensional immersive experiences. You are most often literally in the art piece, fully surrounded by the artists' vision. Tucked in a run-down looking neighborhood of single-family dwellings, the Mattress Factory is a true hidden gem of Pittsburgh. I'm constantly introducing people to this museum. At the Mattress Factory, the emotive ranges of the pieces include mystery, humility, and awe (Bill Smith, Spherodendron), to age and abandonment (Chiharu Shiota, Trace of Memory), to reexamining our relationship with space, light, and darkness (James Turrell), to looking into the hurt, obsessive mind of a transsexual in the mid-90s (Greer Lankton, It's All About ME, Not You).
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Branden Mikal Dudek
3 weeks ago
Amazing, always avoided that not a big art person plus I had no idea where it was. I finally went and came back the next day with more people. It's all installation art each room Orr building is a complete sculpture.
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JoAnne Schafer
a year ago
I recommended this museum to a family, so I thought I'd check the reviews, and I don't quite get a couple of the recent ones in which reviewers seemed to express that this isn't "real" art. Installation art may not be overall high painting technique or a typical framed piece on a wall, but it's about imagination and innovation and these artists have it in spades. I haven't seen recent exhibits, but I don't believe that you'll soon forget what you see here. It's thought provoking, and it sticks with you. Drop your preconceptions of art at the front door and just wander and enjoy what you see, and let it inspire you to think of things in a different way. That's what it's about. I'd be curious to see how a young teen would describe it ... maybe "wow, weird, cool."
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Lou J
a year ago
It's only a handful of displays and not that good at that. If you've been to art exhibits in other cities, you've seen stuff like this, but likely better. 2 big comic book bubbles on wooden frames, a red square image on the corner of a dark room, a chute (hole) in the floor that goes from the top floor to the outside of building, a sprinkler set to mist over a light, etc. No, it just wasn't worth it for me. Only the mirrored rooms and some of the circus interactions were fun. Also, the pretentiousness of some of the people who work there is too much. Starting with the girl at the front desk, whose attitude is of 'you are here and you have to do as I say.' I only had $20 and there were two of us, both students, and she immediately told us it was $30. We showed one ID and it was $25, but I forgot mine. The sign is "Clearly" posted that the rates are 'suggested' donations, but she said that it was $25, no exceptions. Museums in New York have a suggestion of $20, and will take what you give them, yet here with about 10 mostly blah exhibits, they demand it, even when it says its recommended. The.other people I ran into there didn't even acknowledge others. Yes, people are busy, but at least the store clerk can say hello. Felt like I wasted my time and money. Glad it wasn't more of either.
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Sean Gongaware
3 weeks ago
Not your average art on the wall gallery. Would recommend a look. However can be expensive unless on a event price.
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Rana Zakerzadeh
a month ago
Definitely not worth it if you pay regular admission. Has almost nothing to offer. I'm still wondering how they can call it " museum"
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Dan Pritchett
a year ago
I'm always skeptical about modern art exhibits. Bits of wood in a pile, etc. The Mattress Factory however was very enjoyable. A variety of truly creative work.
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Robert Harris
a month ago
Tremendously interesting art installations.