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

Hang@MFAH is the Museum’s teen leadership group!

Throughout the year, hang@MFAH members spend time with a mentor artist in the galleries to critically 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 asking 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 to apply to hang@MFAH. Application deadline: January 8, 2015, by 5 p.m.


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.

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

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Fall 2014 Programs

Sketching on Second Saturdays for Teens
Saturday, December 13, 2 p.m. | Topic: “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910”
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.
This program is free with Museum admission. 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 and Texas Commission on the Arts.

All education 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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