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 hang out, mess around and geek out (HOMAGO).


Programs for Teens

hang@MFAH Meet-Ups
Develop your art through tinkering, experimenting, and talking. Use digital and analog tools to make whatever you imagine! You and your friends learn the skills to complete you own projects with the help of mentor artists. Past projects featured video-game hacking, building drawing robots, soft-circuit and paper craft, 3-D modeling, and Makerbot printing. Interested? E-mail this completed application to teens@mfah.org

What Does It Mean to Make? Workshops
Have you ever wondered "How did they make that?" Experiment with new materials and ways of making art while developing tools and methods that you can use in your own artistic process. Participants explore a different topic each week! Sign up for one session or join for the series.

TAG (Teen Arts Group) Insights
TAG Insights brings teens together to think critically, express their ideas, and experience the Museum from behind the scenes. Teens work closely with Museum mentors to explore art, make connections, and share their insights with their peers. Teens choose their own project: craft a gallery experience for other teens, write about works of art, or redesign a web space for MFAH teens! Interested? E-mail this completed application to teens@mfah.org

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


Summer 2014 Programs

What Does It Mean to Make?
• Thursday, June 19, 2 p.m.
• Thursday, July 10, 2 p.m.
• Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m.
No previous art experience needed. Registration is $10. Sign up for a workshop today!

hang@MFAH Presents: 8 BIT
Thursday, August 7, 2 p.m.
Brown Auditorium Theater, Caroline Wiess Law Building

This special film screening was selected by our hang@MFAH teens. 8 BIT investigates how artists interrogate the world through the role of technology as a medium.
Tickets are free! Reserve your seat in advance.

Pop-Up Open House
Friday, August 8, 4–6 p.m.
Audrey Jones Beck Building

You're invited! Come to the Pop-Up Open House to find out about the programs for teens at the MFAH. While you're here, see the 3-D printer in action and try out projects such as LED throwies and art-making activities.
This event is free with Museum admission, but please register in advance online.


More Resources for Teens

• "Tours-To-Go" self-guided tours
• "How to Look at Contemporary Art" iPad tours
• DIY pop-up events
• Books and other 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.


HANG@MFAH receives generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Special funds have been provided by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts; Air Liquide USA LLC and The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts.