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Mattress Factory: Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

October 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Mattress Factory, located in an industrial building of 1900 that became a former Stearns & Foster mattress warehouse. Curator Michael Olijnyk and Education Director Shannon Berkheiser will discuss how the Mattress Factory chooses and houses artists, mounts exhibits, educates school children, and interacts with the Mexican War Streets neighborhood.
Since its founding in 1977, the Mattress Factory has been a catalyst for community revitalization on Pittsburgh’s North Side, renovating nine properties in the Mexican War Streets area. The contemporary art museum and experimental lab features site-specific installations created by artists-in-residence from around the world.¬†PHLF has worked closely with the Mattress Factory since its inception, and has aided its restoration and expansion efforts through its Preservation Loan Fund.

Participants are welcome to come early or stay after the tour to explore the museum.

2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Lobby of the Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Advance paid reservations required.
This tour is limited to 40 people.
$10 PHLF members
$35 Non-members includes one-year complimentary membership in PHLF.

For reservations or further information contact:; 412-471-5808, ext. 527


October 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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