Mattress Factory Museum

Mattress Factory Museum

Art Museum
Central Northside, Pittsburgh
  • Zara K.
    "Great installations/ works of art."(4 Tips)
    Matthew C.
    "Give James Turrell's Pleiades all the time that your eyes need..."(3 Tips)
    Vanessa T.
    "Easily one of the coolest museums I've been to."(2 Tips)
    Kourteney G.
    "main building by walking up Sampsonia"(2 Tips)
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  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 25, 2014
    Get lost in this installation-only museum filled w/ works by artists in residence from around the world. The permanent collection highlights artists like James Turrell alongside rotating exhibitions.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Elizabeth L. G.
    Elizabeth L. GreppSeptember 3, 2013
    visit after mid-september '13, they're switching a lot of the exhibits right now. even though we got in for half the cost, we only got to see half the art! can't wait to return and see it all.
  • Heather H.
    Heather HansonJuly 18, 2012
    Boasting "Art you can get into" all are installations taking up major space. Unique and funky, come in the morning and grab a bite at the Boxspring Cafe on the way out.
  • Vanessa T.
    Vanessa ThomasMarch 23, 2015
    Easily one of the coolest museums I've been to. Great venue for events as well! Nice rotation of exhibitions keeps things interesting.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ConboyMay 26, 2012
    Give James Turrell's Pleiades all the time that your eyes need to adjust. You won't be disappointed. And don't forget to grab a snack in the cafe either.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismJune 1, 2011
    This modern and inviting museum has lots of interesting exhibits including a sculpture garden. Rooms are full of art, interactive workshops and hands-on exhibits. $10 admission. Read more
  • Chris T.
    Chris TurcoSeptember 21, 2013
    Very interesting place and a good price for admission. The always changing exhibits keep me going back.
  • Auke T.
    Auke TouwslagerApril 23, 2012
    Experience art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Check out the site for current exhibitions @
  • Paige C.
    Paige C.August 14, 2013
    The layout is confusing. I thought I'd be respectful and take the stair to go down two sets and learn I had to use the elevator.
  • Jake I.
    Jake ImmelMarch 9, 2015
    I loved "yarn world!" The cafe is tasty and the space is a great use.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoMay 15, 2015
    Fun and interactive. My favorite floor is the third.
  • Alex Z.
    Alex Zito-WolfJune 12, 2015
    Super weird but very interactive. Will go back for sure!
  • FUZE
    FUZEJune 14, 2012
    #UGP2012 Welcome to Wonderland! Take a spin on the FUZE art bike! We've got a FUZE for your unbirthday too!
  • Mia
    MiaNovember 17, 2010
    Take enough time to enjoy the exhibits on the 2nd floor. The one really takes you places in your mind =]
  • Kourteney G.
    Kourteney GuentherNovember 17, 2010
    Be sure to visit the Annex if it's open. Enter the main building by walking up Sampsonia and check out the Poem House!
  • Andra Z.
    The polka dots room is pretty cool 😊
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Valerie G.
    Stuff! Lots of cool stuff to see. Music
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanOctober 21, 2014
    Great installations/ works of art.
  • Paige C.
    Paige C.August 14, 2013
    2nd floor hmmmm so dark I wasn't sure where I was going. Bumped into people
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MurpheyDecember 14, 2014
    Cafe is excellent.
  • MCG Jazz
    MCG JazzOctober 13, 2011
    See it all! One of the coolest places in Pittsburgh! Every room is a surprise!
  • barbee
    barbeeJuly 17, 2015
    Awesome artwork!
  • KC S.
    KC SandersJuly 5, 2011
    Don't miss the James Turrell installations and polka dot rooms. Read more
  • Terri A.
    Terri AmadioApril 17
    Great art installation
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jeffrey A.
    Jeffrey ANovember 8, 2013
    Don't be scared of the dark!
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SwartzFebruary 24, 2015
    Just outstanding!
  • Kory S.
    Kory ScottNovember 23, 2009
    Go to the main building, 4th floor and see the exhibit through the floor. It's trippy. Read more
  • Kory S.
    Kory ScottNovember 23, 2009
    Go to the 3rd floor and see the Infinity Dots Mirrored Room. Read more
  • Em O.
    Em O'BrienJanuary 18, 2010
    Art = yay.
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