Carlos Frésquez installation, part of Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions

Changing Cultures

Carlos Frésquez installation, part of Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions

Carlos Frésquez installation, part of Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions

Times have changed; we have computers, we have the wheel. We have modern conveniences, but the culture has changed and transformed. It’s still going on.

–Carlos Frésquez

Guiding Questions:

  • How will you invite discussion around how culture can inspire art?
    • Choose a few pieces of art (either contemporary or historic) from various geographic locations and have students discuss the differences and similarities and how the location and culture may have had influence.
  • How can you engage students in exploring how a culture may be transformed or changed over time?

TIP: Have students create a collage with images from popular culture that tell something about their own cultural identity.

Related Creative Activities

Lesson Plan

Communication Through Clothing

In this lesson, students will explore the symbols, patterns, and colors that are important to the Osage people. Students will create a t-shirt design that expresses information about their own culture and personality, and reflect upon messages communicated by their clothing design.