hang@MFAH

The MFAH Is a Place for Teens

Did you ever imagine that your computer programming class would help your art practice? Or that you can spend 30 minutes looking at one work of art? Check out hang@MFAH (Houston Art New Generation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). hang@MFAH is for motivated teens who are interested in everything from video-game hacking to talking about art. Check out the different meet-ups below, and come HOMAGO: Hang Out, Mess Around, Geek Out.

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Programs for Teens

hang@MFAH Meet-Ups

Throughout the year, members of hang@MFAH—the Museum's teen leadership group—spend time with a mentor artist in the galleries to discuss works of art and explore concepts through analog and digital tools to develop creative and critical-thinking skills. Meet-ups are designed for teens who are hungry to learn more about art in an atmosphere that encourages dialogue and questions. hang@MFAH members organize teen-focused events, produce new ways to see the Museum's collections for their peers, and explore careers in museums through specialized opportunities.

E-mail teens@mfah.org for information about joining hang@MFAH. Application deadline: May 20, 2015, 5 p.m.

Looking Labs Gallery Discussions
Did you know that the average museum visitor spends only 17 seconds looking at a work of art? Join this informal discussion to discover how to become a savvy museum goer and to give art more than just a passing glance.

E-mail teens@mfah.org for more information on teen programs.

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Spring 2015 Programs

Looking Labs Gallery Discussion
Fridays, April 17 & May 15, 6 p.m.
Join an informal discussion led by hang@MFAH teens to learn basic tools for engaging with, interpreting, and experiencing works of art.
This program is free with Museum admission. Learn more

Film screening: Exit through the Gift Shop
Saturday, May 16, 6 p.m.
Presented in collaboration with hang@MFAH. Directed by street artist Banksy, this documentary is a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide.
This screening is free. Learn more
 

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More Resources for Teens

• "Tours-To-Go" self-guided tours
• Free sketching materials
• Film screenings: a collaboration between hang@MFAH and the MFAH film department
• Books, DVDs, and more resources

To check out these materials, visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the lower level of the Caroline Wiess Law Building. E-mail teens@mfah.org to learn more about teen programs at the MFAH.

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hang@MFAH receives generous support from the Cameron International Corporation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Air Liquide USA LLC.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

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