Trinity University Press

Cristina Cruz González

Cristina Cruz González is an associate professor of art history at Oklahoma State University. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Museum Fellowship, a Getty Research Fellowship, a Newberry Consortium Faculty Fellowship, and other awards, and she was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Aesthetics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2014. González has published articles on Franciscan art and other subjects and has a forthcoming book on the Franciscan art of northern New Spain.

San Antonio 1718

Three hundred years ago San Antonio was a outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often hostile region. The city’s many Catholic missions bear architectural witness to the time of their founding, but few have walked these sites without wondering who once lived there and what they saw, valued,...