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.Top
Programs for Teens
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining hang@MFAH. Application deadline: January 8, 2015.
Sketching on Second Saturdays for Teens
In this program open to teens with all levels of art experience, experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Museum's galleries with the guidance of an artist-instructor. Each month, explore works on view in the permanent collection or in a special exhibition.
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.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about teen programs at the MFAH.
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.Top