The 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 new Vistas website offers a gallery of high-resolution color images, each of them fully annotated, videos and interpretive essays on Vista’s six themes, along with discussion of related images. In the “Library” and “Texts” sections are primary documents relating to visual culture, with discussions and bibliography. Other features are seen in the sidebar.
This website supersedes an earlier Spanish-English one, which remains visible at www.smith.edu/vistas
Dana Leibsohn Ph.D.
Department of Art
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
Barbara E. Mundy Ph.D.
Department of Art History and Music
Bronx, New York 10458
VISTAS PROJECT MANAGER
Byron Hamann, Ph. D.
Department of the History of Art
Ohio State University
310B Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
This site was last updated in April 2015, with new design, addition of library/texts and Luna galleries.