Contemporary Native American Art


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What really defines contemporary Native American arts?

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1. What art form was Maria Martinez known for?

2. When Yanktonia Sioux artist Oscar Howe painted flattened, abstract scenes, what did he claim as his inspiration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A quiz and worksheet provides the opportunity to test what you know about Native American art and the people who create it. You'll review key Native American artists and the types of work they do.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers the chance to test what you know about:

  • What defines contemporary Native American art
  • The art form Maria Martinez was famous for
  • What Sarah Sense combines in her art
  • The theme that Amerindian artists like Frank Buffalo Hyde focus on

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read what defines contemporary Native American art and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Oscar Howe's work and what he says inspired his work
  • Information recall - see if you remember key Native American artists and their forms of work

Additional Learning

To refresh your memory of these artists and their work, check out the provided lesson, Contemporary Native American Art. This lesson covers more details about:

  • How traditional Native American art is different than contemporary
  • Common themes of contemporary Native American art
  • The variety of Native American art
  • Examples of Frank Buffalo Hyde's work
  • Challenges of the Native American community today