Mattress Factory names new museum director |
Art & Museums

Mattress Factory names new museum director

Mary Pickels
John Altdorfer
The North Side's Mattress Factory recently announced Michael Olijnyk (left) will serve as its new executive director. Olijnyk had served as co-director along with the late Barbara Luderowski until her May 30 death. Olijnyk is shown above with Luderowski and board chair Michael White at the facility's 2017 Urban Garden Party.

Former co-director Michael Olijnyk is the new executive director of the Mattress Factory , a move that has long been part of the museum’s succession plan, according to a news release.

Olijnyk previously worked alongside the North Side, Pittsburgh museum’s founding director, Barbara Luderowski , who died on May 30.

He has been an integral part of museum leadership since its 1977 incorporation, the release adds. He was promoted to co-director in 2008, sharing duties and responsibilities with Luderowski.

“The Mattress Factory is looking forward to the future under the leadership of Michael Olijnyk. We are confident that Michael’s vision and passion for the museum will continue to inspire the artists and art lovers of the world,” board chairman Michael White states in a release.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or [email protected] or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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