Art Encounters | “Net-work”
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Looking for a new art experience at the Museum? This Art Encounters session invites you to explore lines in multiple dimensions by creating a collaborative net sculpture, inspired by Naomi Kuo’s mixed-media artwork and works on view in Line into Space, located in the Contemporary Art galleries in the Kinder Building.
Plastic is ubiquitous and used as throwaway material, but what if it is treated as a precious resource? At this event, Kuo encourages you to reflect upon the possibilities and responsibilities around plastic waste, creating a collaborative sculpture that exists in space. Discover how to make a string from plastic bags and packaging, and work with others to create a large net. Materials are provided, and you are also welcome to bring your own clean plastic waste to work with.
About the Artist
Naomi Kuo is a mixed-media and social-practice artist based in Houston. Her work features zines, community quilts, and recycled materials. Kuo’s projects often integrate oral histories, skill sharing, and exchanges to help diverse communities strengthen connections of care with the environment and with each other. She received her MFA at Queens College in NYC and her BA at UT Austin.
Plan Your Visit
Admission is free. This program is open to all ages and takes place in the Arrivals Hall on the lower level of the Kinder Building. On Thursdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with free general admission.
All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; 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; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.