Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520-1820

The Vistas project hosts a variety of “high resolution color images, each of them fully annotated, videos and interpretive essays” on artwork produced in the colonial Spanish empire of the Americas that ranged from modern day California all the way to the tip of South America. Themes include Making Sense of the Pre-Columbian; Reckoning with Mestizaje; The Political Force of Images; Patterns of the Everyday; The Mechanics of the Art World; and Otherworldly Visions and includes both Indigenous and Colonial art. Hosted through Fordham University with staff members also from The Ohio State University and Smith College, other resources include a variety of syllabi on these subjects, a timeline of events, and a Spanish-English text library.