About Brant Mackley
Brant Mackley is a second-generation art and antiques dealer from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Brant started his career as a child, collecting historic Plains Indian artifacts while accompanying his mother to antique auctions in Central Pennsylvania. As a result of his parental exposure to the buying and selling of antique and historic tribal art objects Brant established his own gallery in 1996.
Today, Brant Mackley Gallery is based in two locations: Hershey, Pennsylvania and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brant is available for private showing of exceptional antique American Indian and World tribal art by appointment. In addition, the gallery offers collection appraisals, conservation consultation, curatorial guidance, and the purchasing of single objects or entire collections of North America Indian, Oceanic, Asian, and African art.
With more than 30 years of experience, Brant has placed numerous important works of art and artifacts in both private and public collections worldwide. Adding to his national recognition, in 2008-2009, Brant served as guest curator of the “Rainbow Yarn: Navajo Weaving, Germantown Yarn & the Pennsylvania Collection” exhibition hosted by the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum (The Heritage Center, Lancaster County) and co-authored the exhibition catalog. In addition to curatorial work, in 2009 Mackley’s article on “Navajo Pictorial Textiles” was published in the renowned Hali textile magazine, London. In the July 2010 edition of The Magazine Antiques, Brant was featured in the piece, “Young Dealers on the Move”. Among his other accomplishments, for six years Brant sat on the Board of Governors for ATADA (Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association) where he also served two full terms as the vice president.
The Brant Mackley Gallery has over the years participated in several renowned national and international art fairs including Bruneaf, Brussels, Belguim, San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, Whitehawk Invitational American Indian Art Show, Santa Fe, NM, TAAS show & New York Tribal Fair, NY, and the Philadelphia Antiques Show, PA.
Among Brant’s other interests, he is an avid outdoors enthusiast. He enjoys mountain biking, scuba diving, hiking difficult trails, yoga, Argentine Tango and traveling to exotic places around the world. He also personally collects vintage, pre-war, balloon tire bicycles. Brant’s adventuresome spirit has broadened his cultural perspective and enhanced the discovery of unique treasures found along the way.