Art of the Americas

Learn about the art and culture of the Olmec, the Maya, the Inka, the Aztec, and other pre-conquest cultures. Learn about the art of the British and Spanish colonies, of the Native North American nations, the cultures of the Amazon and of the art of the new American republics of the 18th and 19th century. Here are the brilliant and complex stories of the peoples of the New World.

Jar depicting figure in exotic landscape, c. 1675­–1700, tin-glazed earthenware, Puebla, Mexico, 46 cm high (Art Institute of Chicago)
Talavera poblana, the distinct blue-and-white ceramics from Puebla Mexico, have a complex and fascinating history of transpacific and transatlantic connections.

Talavera poblana