An online exhibition and bibliography featuring highlights from the rate books, maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts of the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress, focusing on the early Americas from the time of the indigenous people of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean through the period of European contact, exploration, and settlement.
Bringing together past, current, and ongoing works to initiate a dialogue about the United States-Mexico border, this exhibit is a window to United Fronteras, a digital directory of projects documenting contacts and divergences in the Mexico and the United States border region from pre-colonial times to the 21st century. This digital cultural record shows the area from different perspectives, which include literature, archives, art, oral histories, music, etc., and compiles active, inactive, and in development platforms that make use of digital and/or technological components.
This Smithsonian exhibition explores Puerto Rico's history, from the 16th to the 20th centuries, through the eyes of collector Teodoro Vidal. Vidal captured the island's history by collecting thousands of objects.