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Find Images: Latin American

These are image resources selected for their strength in Latin American art and visual culture. Feel free to contact us with other suggestions.

Images posted on the Internet are protected by copyright laws — read the terms of use for any website before downloading images, even for educational purposes.


Be sure to also check the VRC’s selection of Online Museum Collections.

  • Artstor (access limited to the CU community)
    Artstor  is a digital library of over one million “images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.” The VRC provides training and support in this valuable resource.
  • Latin American Art, LACMA
    “In 1997, the collectors Edith and Bernard Lewin added more than two thousand works by Mexican modernists to the collection, making LACMA one of the main U.S. repositories of Latin American art. The museum has since expanded its collection with works from throughout Latin America, ranging from the colonial to the contemporary periods.”
  • Mexican Colonial Architecture
    Charlotte Ekland Ph.D. teaches Latin American Studies at California State University, Chico. “This website arose from my experience in teaching a Latin American Studies class entitled Art, Music and Literature of Mexico. The course covers material from Mexico’s early pre-Columbian antecedents down to its contemporary culture. The art unit for the colonial period (1521-1821) concentrates on the architecture of New Spain.”
  • Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520-1820
    “The Vistas website offers access in English and Spanish to a small part of the project. This unique collection includes paintings, sculptures, architectural monuments, and objects of daily life from Spanish America between 1520 and 1820, the period from Conquest to Independence.
  • WorldImages, Latin America
    Collections include Latin American Interactions; Latin American Colonial Period; Latin American & Mexican Modern; and Mexican-American Modern. From California State University.

You might also wish to search for relevant content on the following VRC pages: