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making home here

making home here

Presented by Mattress Factory - Museum of Contemporary Art at Mattress Factory

Centered on themes of community conversation and equity in the artsmaking home here will feature the work of local artists Gavin Andrew BenjaminNaomi ChambersJustin Emmanuel DumasNjaimeh Njie and Harrison Kinnane Smith. The exhibition, which will run from September 2021 through late spring 2022, is curated by Sean Beauford, local arts advocate and curator, and Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, Director and Curator at University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh. making home here seeks to showcase five local artists on the boldest possible platform, all while deepening connections with the Pittsburgh community.

The exhibition plays off the ideas of home and domestic space – home as both a place of dislocation and belonging, home as an imagined or public-facing space and an intimate place that holds family stories and aspirations. The five artists explore liminality, placemaking, familial bonds and systemic racism’s impact on the housing market. Working across a range of mediums and playing off the domestic spaces of the Mattress Factory Annex, the artists mine personal and public histories to create immersive environments that welcome visitors to enter and contemplate what it means to create a home.

Admission Info

Reserve you tickets now! We ask that all visitors reserve timed-entry tickets online before their visit. You can do-so at https://mattress.org/visit/

Phone: 412-231-3169

Dates & Times

2021/09/03 - 2022/04/04

  • Oct 20, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
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Location Info

Mattress Factory

500 Sampsonia, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Parking Info

Free parking for Mattress Factory guests is provided in the museum parking lot, located at 505 Jacksonia Street. Please note the lot is locked after museum hours. Street parking is also available.

Accessibility Info