Thirty-four years ago, this woman established an organization that would touch hundreds of thousands of lives in Pittsburgh and beyond. The Mattress Factory has welcomed installation artists from all over the world including Ann Hamilton, Damien Hirst, Jessica Stockholder, David Ellis, Yayoi Kusama, and more than 450 others.
Today, staff wore double-denim (also known as the Canadian tuxedo) and sat on exercise balls – two things for which the Mattress Factory founder, Barbara Luderowski, is known – in honor of her birthday. Maybe next year we’ll shave our hair down to an inch in length. Maybe.
Barbara, thank you for everything you’ve done and everything you do.