January 29, 2012
There are no events scheduled on this day.
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Family Day 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
11am - 4pm
Free with museum admission
ENJOY Awesome Hands-On Art Activities with the Entire Family!
COLLABORATE on a folk art circus with Artists in Residence artist Benjamin Sota. You can learn German wheel, trapeze, juggling and tight wire. Learn about the social circus movement and how circus has been used by communities to inspire home and convey change. Discover a new skill and create a performance as a gift for a loved one.
ATTEND a mask-making party!
EXPLORE all three buildings of the museum on a scavenger hunt!
CREATE word balloon magnets + a collaborative stamped cityscape!
DELIGHT in fresh hot cider + popcorn!
Family and community programs are made possible by the generous support of Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Grable Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Jack Buncher Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PNC Community Development, the Sheila Fortune Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.
ARTLab: Experimentation with Kathleen Montgomery
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1 - 4pm
FREE with museum admission
This ARTLab program is inspired by the creative process of artist-in-residence Kathleen Montgomery. Kathleen is inspired by raw materials like wood, wax and mud, and sees beauty in everyday shapes like used bars of soap, buttons and ironing boards. Get in touch with your five senses and experiment with the materials that Kathleen uses in her installation at the Mattress Factory annex gallery on 1414 Monterey Street.
Mini-Factory is a FREE interactive learning program designed specifically for children ages 3-5 years old and their parents and/or caregivers that uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling parents and educators to explore big ideas.
Young children will discover a variety of themes and installations at the Mattress Factory, participate in story-time related to the theme and work on a collaborative project in our Mini-Factory. The Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space children can help to build and use to explore new ideas and concepts. Young artists will participate in projects that promote making and sharing.
MINI-FACTORY is FREE but you must RSVP to education [at] mattress [dot] org or at 412.231.3169 because space is limited.
You can sign up for workshops individually. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can contact those people on our waiting list. Parents must accompany children and participate in the activities with their child.
Mattress Factory education and community programs are made possible by the generous support of the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Jack Buncher Foundation, Sheila Fortune Foundation, Grable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Surdna Foundation.
Winter Art Market
December 13 - December 22, 2014
Open during regular museum hours.
Mattress Factory Lobby
Shop affordable artisanal gifts curated by the MF Shop! Original artworks, ceramics, sculptures, wearables + jewelry all available just in time for the holidays.
Member Appreciation Day
Sunday, December 14th
Join us as we celebrate the MF's biggest supporters: museum members! Members are invited to the Mattress Factory for a morning just for them.
• Members-only gallery hours
• Exclusive Winter Art Market preview and shopping time
• Bagels and coffee
• Create your own wrapping paper with scribble machines!
• FREE holiday gift wrapping
• 25% off in the MF Shop
(regular member discount is 10%)
Artists in Residence, featuring Danny Bracken, Ryder Henry, Kathleen Montgomery, John Pena and Benjamin Sota, is currently on view.