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500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art in Pittsburgh. It exhibits room-sized installation art by regional, national and international artists. As of 2017, the Mattress Factory hosts 17 continuous, permanent installations. The Mattress Factory was a pioneer among museums venturing into the world of social media. Platforms include a blog, MF iConfess, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, and the Mattress Factory Channel on YouTube. In 2008 the museum was the first in the US to offer paperless membership, and in April 2009, the Mattress Factory became the first museum in the United States to use QR codes as a visitor engagement tool. In an attempt to reduce the quantity of printed materials it produces, the Mattress Factory uses QR codes throughout the museum to provide supplementary information to visitors.
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