Installation Art Museum Visit for Two or Four at Mattress Factory (Up to 53% Off)

Central Northside

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Subtlety is a hallmark of brilliant art, whether it's the hint of a smile on the Mona Lisa or the cow on a motorcycle in the background of American Gothic. Dive into the details with this Groupon.

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  • $15 for admission for two (up to a $30 value)
  • $28 for admission for four (up to a $60 value)

Current exhibitions include Feminist and …, a group show of six female artists from North America, Europe, and the Middle East (until Sunday, May 26), as well as ongoing displays by Rose Clancy and Sarah Oppenheimer. Children aged 6 or younger receive free admission, as do students from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Point Park University.

Mattress Factory

Museums typically showcase art in carefully curated rooms. At Mattress Factory, however, the room itself is the art. Since 1977, the museum's two buildings have housed a permanent collection of contemporary installation art—room-sized works that engulf the entire space. In Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Dots Mirrored Room, mirrored ceilings and walls infinitely reflect a trio of fluorescent dots painted on a white formica floor. In Greer Lankton's It's all about ME, Not You, astroturf lines a floor covered in artful arrangements of grotesque dolls that form shrines to artists such as Patti Smith and Candy Darling.

To further immerse guests, Mattress Factory's exhibitions are paired with educational programs that range from lectures to hands-on art projects. Along with stimulating the public, the museum stimulates the growth of artists through its residency program, which invites participants to create installations while living near the museum, a much more practical alternative to hiding a secret cot in the coatroom.

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The Mattress Factory Museum it's a bright shining jewel in the middle of an urban neighborhood.

Lucretiz C., Yelp, 10/8/12
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    Central Northside

    500 Sampsonia Way

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

    412-231-3169

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In a Nutshell

Art museum houses contemporary installation art, which are room-sized works that immerse all who enter

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Expires Jun 19th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on Mondays. Not valid on 3/31/13, 5/27/13, 6/21/13, or 7/4/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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