Art insights in depth: Contemporary Native American art

Indigenous art is a widely revered field, teaching cultural and political insights of Native American peoples as well as studying the role history continues to play in their respective cultures. Traditional forms of Indigenous art were a means for Native Americans to pay homage to their societal values and customs, and admirers can gain a greater understanding of the complex links, continuities, and disjunctions of our collective past.

People across the world have used words and images to share, preserve and pass on their stories, and Native art is no different, sharing powerful images to convey a range of ideas and emotions. Assembling these stories is a compelling pursuit to a Collector, whether the objects take the form of paintings, textiles, photographs or ceramics. In recent times, there has been increased visibility for Contemporary Native American Art in museums, exhibitions and the marketplace which has led to a stimulated dialogue and understanding about issues from the past that still inform our present.

Join our own Katja Zigerlig, Vice President of Art, Wine + Collectibles Advisory at Berkley One (a Berkley Company) to learn and analyze the layered meanings, context, and beauty of Native American Art.

Image: Native Nations Sovereign, 2019. Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. Courtesy of the artist and K Art Gallery.