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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  1. 1. Learning Labs Grantee Convening Cohort 1 Updates February 12 - 13, 2013 Washington, D.C.
  2. 2. houston art new generation @MFAH
  3. 3. hang@MFAH Goals planning and design phase:•building a community at the MFAH that utilizes visual artand digital media learning to help young people acquiredigital media skills, and producing an evaluation of theplanning and design of hang@MFAH•using existing spaces on the MFAH campus to select anddesign the physical Learning Lab for hang @MFAH.
  4. 4. Action Based Research
  5. 5. Making Progress Through Experimental Spaces
  6. 6. How do we get from here to here?
  7. 7. Go Mobile
  8. 8. Making Progress• real and growing demand for teen programming at the MFAH• new and experimental short-term programs in the spring based on feedback from teens
  9. 9. hi tech- low techMentor Artists and MFAH collectionsare the reason teens come to MFAH.
  10. 10. Building A Community
  11. 11. Ah-Ha Moments• Too many options are too many options• A Place for all People – Behind the scenes adds a sense of ownership – Teen Memberships
  12. 12. Lessons Learned– What has been the most exciting aspect? • Comfort level increase– What has been the most challenging aspect? • Size of MFAH– What do you wish you knew at the beginning? • Inherent problems with multiple managers on a pilot program– What is your advice for cohort 2? • Try what you know. Don’t fear failure.
  13. 13. What’s next?• Audience Growth – More programs and projects – More Hi tech-low tech• Evaluation – Think Tanks• Sustainability plans – Expanded Museum Campus