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Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820 examines colonial-era Spanish America -- a region that covered much of the Americas, extending from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Primary...  (Smith College, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) and its "treasure fleet system," which was intended to protect its treasure-laden ships from being seized by...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Portals to the World is a starting point for studying other countries and parts of the world. Learn about the culture, economy, geography, government, history, languages, politics, religions, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Parallel Histories: Spain, United States, and the American Frontier explores the history of Spanish expansion into North America, American expansion westward, and the meeting of the two frontiers. The site provides maps, texts, manuscripts, and prints...  (Library of Congress)
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand...  (Library of Congress)
El Greco was a Greek-born artist whose emotional style vividly expressed the passion of Counter-Reformation Spain. The exhibit showcases the most important collection of his work outside his...  (National Gallery of Art)
Spanish Painting in the Seventeenth Century looks at seven paintings from what has been called the "Golden Age of Spanish Painting." The paintings are described in detail, and full-screen images are available...  (National Gallery of Art)
Netherlandish and Spanish Altarpieces looks at five paintings commissioned by Ferdinand and Isabel of Spain for Spanish churches or convents. Because they worked for the glory of the monarchy and the Church, the artists...  (National Gallery of Art)
Francisco de Goya was one of Spain's greatest painters and an internationally influential printmaker during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1774, Goya received his first royal commission --...  (National Gallery of Art)
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