We often think about the history of the United States as linked with Britain, but what about the Spanish, Dutch and French?
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De Bry's images of the Americas affirm and assert a sense of European superiority.
West turned the conventions of history painting on their head by choosing a contemporary subject and dress.
We think of Puritans aesthetics as restrained and humble, but this elaborate cupboard proves otherwise.
This mesa in New Mexico is believed to hold one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the US.
Forget what you think you know about Puritan fashion and get ready to Freake.
The artist used Spanish coins as models for the coats of arms woven into this basket in California, then New Spain.
This outfit was likely made for a British lieutenant and gifted to him in a ritual exchange to show mutual respect.
These challenging paintings visually separate indigenous Americans from the Spanish elite; most were exported.