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Michael D. Patterson Jr. (b. 1953)
Patterson is a San Antonio based artist originally from The Bronx, New York. His work focuses on exploring his memories and experiences that shaped who he is.
His work can open opportunities for self-awareness specifically:
Integrating personal and social identities
Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets
Identifying one’s emotions
Linking feelings, values, and thoughts.
Big Ideas for lessons include: identity, memory, growing up…
Student based artworks correlate with his series: Protectors of Memory
Note: This Artist’s focus/topic may not comply with your school’s guidelines on school appropriate topics, please review your school’s rules prior to referencing any artists.
His current exhibition at the McNay Museum: