I am amazed by how many people in Pittsburgh don’t know about the Mattress Factory. The Mattress Factory is an installation art museum located in the North Side since 1977. It houses contemporary art that is in room-sized environments that most of the time you can interact with.
I have been there many times since the exhibits change every few months. There are only a few permanent installations. Some of it really pushes the envelope of what art really is, and then there are some that just amaze you. The latest exhibit looks like it’s a good one, so I am planning to make a visit sometime in June.
Here is a quote from their website:
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.
Visit Mattress.org to get information on hours of operation and schedule of events.