Mattress Factory Art Museum

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Mattress Factory Art Museum

  1. 1. Mattress Factory Art Museum http://www.mattress.org <ul><li>Pittsburgh, PA </li></ul>
  2. 2. History Located in the heart of the Mexican War Streets, the museum is a landmark in the middle of Pittsburgh’s redeveloping North Side neighborhood. <ul><li>Incorporated in 1977, the Mattress Factory was one of the first museums dedicated to showing the work of installation artists. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the past 30 years, the museum has shown the work of over 300 artists. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>To Show The Work Of Installation Artists </li></ul><ul><li>To Archive History - video, audio, interviews, material lists all connected to some of the 20th century’s most prolific artists. </li></ul><ul><li>To Educate - “ encouraging visitors to experience, investigate, understand and participate in the creative practice living artists undertake to make new site-specific, room-sized works…” 1 </li></ul><ul><li>To Offer A Residency Program - “… artistic programming is focused on the commission, presentation and collection of new site-specific installations that are developed in residency. Each installation is conceived for and executed in the space in which the public sees it. The work is integrated into the site and depends on its relationship to the setting for its final effect.” 2 </li></ul>1 http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=Education 2 http://www.mattress.org/index.cfm?event=Residency
  4. 4. Permanent Collection <ul><li>Work in the Mattress Factory’s permanent collection includes… </li></ul><ul><li>James Turrell </li></ul><ul><li>Castro Red, 1994 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Permanent Collection <ul><li>Yayoi Kusama </li></ul><ul><li>Infinity Dots Mirrored </li></ul><ul><li>Room, 1996 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Permanent Collection <ul><li>William Anastasi </li></ul><ul><li>April 15,1989, 32 </li></ul><ul><li>minutes, 4B, 1989 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Permanent Collection <ul><li>Rolf Julius </li></ul><ul><li>Winnifred Lutz </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Woodrow </li></ul><ul><li>Jene Highstein </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Wexler </li></ul>also includes…
  8. 8. Past Exhibitions <ul><li>The Mattress Factory Art Museum has shown the work of over 300 artist. A complete listing of the artists, their work and photographs can be found at the museums past exhibitions webpage. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Favorite Exhibition <ul><li>James Turrell, Gasworks, 1993 </li></ul>

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