Could you ever imagine spending half an hour looking at one work of art? Are you interested in how MFAH collections and computer programming relate? Check out hang@MFAH (Houston Art New Generation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), the Museum's teen leadership group!

hang@MFAH is for motivated high school teens who are interested in everything from talking about art to videogame hacking. Throughout the year, hang@MFAH members 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 asking questions. hang@MFAH members organize teen-focused events, produce new ways to see the MFAH collections for their peers, and explore careers in museums through specialized opportunities. hang@MFAH is by application only.


Now accepting hang@MFAH applications!

hang@MFAH is looking for high school teens (age 15–18) who are:

Intellectually Curious about Art You are open to exploring different perspectives and modes of art making.
Problem Solvers You like being challenged with new ideas, and you are willing to go out on a limb with a theory or project.
Team Players We want you to share your ideas and opinions, and to learn from your peers and MFAH mentors.
Dreamers You embrace the idea that most anything is possible.
Doers You also realize that dreams are no good without hard work and tenacity.
Reliable You do what you say you will do.

E-mail teens@mfah.org for an application.


Teen Open House “Drivers Ed”

Saturday, April 16, 2–6 p.m.

Join hang@MFAH teen leadership group members for Drivers Ed, a new program designed by teens for teens.

The event includes a screening of the 1969 classic film The Italian Job on the big screen, DIY-inspired art-making activities, tours of Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940, bites at a food truck, and ways to learn more about teen programs at the Museum. Discover and sketch innovative concept cars in Sculpted in Steel, and learn how to make and customize your own keychain out of a Matchbox car, build a car out of a mousetrap, laser-cut wood, and other everyday materials, and leave your mark on a group project inspired by street art!

The program begins at 2 p.m. with the film in Brown Auditorium Theater in the Law Building, followed by a Q & A with hang@MFAH teen leadership group members.

Get tickets Admission is $15. Recommended for ages 13–18.


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 for more information.


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.