In Mexico City, visit the Anthropology Museum to see the amazing art produced by all the diverse ancient cultures of (what is today) Mexico, and a short distance away, the amazing ancient city of Teotihuacan, and an early mission church with gorgeous frescoes and an Atrial cross at Acolman.
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Throughout the colonial period, this reproductive medium allowed for the wide circulation of images to a broad public, creating a shared religious and political culture.
This ivory sculpture of Jesus traveled between three continents.
Santiago became an important saint in New Spain, recast to convey Spanish dominance over the Indigenous population in the sixteenth century.
Find out what happens to classical Renaissance architecture when it arrives in New Spain.
The goal of the eagle warrior was to capture the greatest number of captives, who would then be sacrificed to the Mexica gods. All warriors rose in rank according to the number of captives they acquired.
Modern architecture in Mexico and Brazil adapts the ideas of Le Corbusier in surprising and important ways.
What exactly is the surprise that this painting holds in store for us? There are several interpretations.
What does the music of heaven sound like?
Drawing attention to the untold stories and silenced voices of women.
This multimedia architectural altarpiece took two decades to complete, and required teams of workers in many media.
Why are these murals in the cloister of Acolman painted in only black and white?
The Spanish destroyed the main Aztec temple: an expression of spiritual and political conquest.