The Mattress Factory

David Wallace, Graces Can Be Grown, 2003. Exhibited at the Mattress Factory May 11 to July 15, 2003. Image and original data provided by Mattress Factory. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VISCOPY, Australia

The Mattress Factory has contributed approximately 9,000 images to the Artstor Digital Library documenting installations exhibited at the museum over the past four decades.

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that opened in 1977 and specializes in innovative installations and performance pieces created on site by artists from around the world. The museum's campus and unconventional galleries are located in a series of rehabilitated buildings on the city's historic North Side. The museum houses a growing permanent collection, established with two pieces by James Turrell, and including hundreds of works by thought-provoking and celebrated artists.

The Mattress Factory has supported more than 750 artists through its acclaimed residency program. Each exhibition at the museum 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.