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December 4, 2011

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Mini-Factory: SOUND


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.


MF ArtMarket

Saturday, September 27th, 2014


The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission


The MF will present a pop-up art market featuring uncommon items from independent artists and designers. Unique wares, crafts and fine art will be available at a variety of price points. The ArtMarket will fill the MF lobby + Winifred Lutz Garden space, and the Mac & Gold food truck will be stationed at the museum throughout the day providing food for purchase. 

An Evening of Art + Conversation with Danny Bracken and John Peña


Thursday, October 2, 2014

$15 Admission / $5 MF members



Artists Danny Bracken and John Peña, both who are exhibiting work in the museum's Artists in Residence exhibition, will present about their process, question each other and open up the conversation to audience members. Cocktails will be provided by Acacia Bar.

ARTLab: Humans+Nature+Technology with Danny Bracken

Saturday, October 4th, 2014


The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission


What happens when we idealize nature through technology? Inspired by Danny Bracken's installation on the lower level, this ARTLab will explore the interaction between humans, nature and technology. Visitors will have the opportunity to play with fun technology such as video, light or projectors, and interact with raw natural materials like soil, stone, plants or water.


Drop-In Tour

Saturday, October 4, 2014


The Mattress Factory 

FREE with museum admission


ALL-NEW! Meet a Museum Educator at the Admissions desk for an hour-long interactive trip through the museum.

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