Art Museums

Sunday, May 19 – Visit the Mattress Factory for Free

In honor of Barbara Luderowski, founder of the Mattress Factory, the museum will offer free admission from 1 pm – 5 pm.

The Mattress Factory is a museum that specializes in site-specific installation artwork. The museum was founded by Barbara Luderowski in 1977. Baraba Lukerowski continued to serve as co-director of the museum until she passed away in 2018.

According to the museum’s Facebook page, the Mattress Factory will offer free admission on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in honor of Barabara Luderowski.

Regular museum admission is $20/adult. Northside residents who live in 15212, 15214 and 15233 pay 1/2 price admission. Anyone with an Acess card is able to visit the admission for a $1/person.

Mattress Factory Museum
Getting there
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Opening Hours
Mon Closed
Tue 10am–5pm
Wed 10am–8pm
Thu-Sun 10am–5pm
More Info

Barbara Luderowski and the Mattress Factory

If you are interested in learning more about the museum and the founder, the Pittsburgh Quarterly published a profile of her in 2009 where she discusses how she ended up in Pittsburgh.

You might also want to take a look at this interview, a clip from a longer documentary, Site Specific that was made to celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary.


Header photo credit: Mattress Factory Facebook page