a man hanging sheets of paper with words on them

My Hill District mural workshop with James "Yaya" Hough in October 2021.

Artist Workshop — James “Yaya” Hough

Carnegie Museum of Art

Free Event


Please join artist James “Yaya” Hough for an art-making workshop and conversation about the ways that public art can share stories of the past, present, and future of our neighborhoods. This participatory workshop will contribute to Hough's creation of a new mural on Centre Avenue commissioned for the 58th Carnegie International.

The workshop will meet in the Ford Mateer Classroom, which is just inside the museum's Portal Entry at the rear of the building. No registration is required and all are encouraged to participate.

About the Artist

James "Yaya" Hough (b. 1974, Pittsburgh, PA) lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. For over a decade, Hough has been heavily involved with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Since working with Mural Arts, Hough has created over 50 works that have been installed in Philadelphia, State Correctional Institution Graterford, and State Correctional Institution Phoenix. In 2019, as a part of a program supported by the Art for Justice Fund and Fair and Just Prosecution, Hough was selected to be the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia. Currently, Hough’s work is included in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL, which traveled from MoMA PS1, Queens, NY.