Vistas project seeks to bring an understanding
of the visual culture of Spanish America to a broad audience.
Spanish America was an extensive region—covering much
of the Americas, running from California to Chile from the
16th century to the early 19th century. Its visual culture
was forged in urban centers, religious and frontier communities,
and indigenous towns. The Vistas website offers access in English and Spanish to a small part of the project, with a gallery of low-resolution color images, interpretive essays and a searchable bibliography on visual culture.