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  • The Mattress Factory became a legal non-profit educational/cultural corporation with a board of directors in 1977.
  • The Mattress Factory has purchased and renovated nine properties in Pittsburgh's inner city community to become exhibition galleries, an artist-created garden, public and educational spaces, artists' residencies, office space, visitor amenities and a parking lot.
  • The Museum has established an education program that emphasizes the creative process and its positive effect on problem-solving in daily life and other academic areas. Annually, the Education department serves over 16,000 people.
  • There are 17 permanent installations on continuous display, including important works by James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Greer Lankton, Bill Woodrow and William Anastasi.
  • The 500 artists who have exhibited at the Mattress Factory have come from all over the world: 72% from The United States, 11% from Europe, 9% from Asia and 8% from the Americas (excluding the U.S.).
  • Annual attendance includes over 75,000 visitors per year: 61% from Pittsburgh and surrounding regions, 34% from The United States and 5% from throughout the world.

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