Sunday, May 19 – Visit the Mattress Factory for Free

In honor of Barbara Luderowski, founder of the Mattress Factory, the museum will offer free admission from 1 pm – 5 pm.

by Lindsay Patross
May 13, 2019

The Mattress Factory is a museum that specializes in site-specific installation artwork. The museum was founded by Barbara Luderowski in 1977. Baraba Lukerowski continued to serve as co-director of the museum until she passed away in 2018.

According to the museum’s Facebook page, the Mattress Factory will offer free admission on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in honor of Barabara Luderowski.

Regular museum admission is $20/adult. Northside residents who live in 15212, 15214 and 15233 pay 1/2 price admission. Anyone with an Acess card is able to visit the admission for a $1/person.

Mattress Factory
Getting there
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Hours
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed 11am–8pm
Thu-Sun 11am–6pm
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Barbara Luderowski and the Mattress Factory

If you are interested in learning more about the museum and the founder, the Pittsburgh Quarterly published a profile of her in 2009 where she discusses how she ended up in Pittsburgh.

You might also want to take a look at this interview, a clip from a longer documentary, Site Specific that was made to celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary.

 

Header photo credit: Mattress Factory Facebook page

 

 

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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