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Art, Experience, and the Exotic on the Road to Santiago

This year marks the holy year of the city Santiago de Compostela, when the Feast Day of Saint James the Greater—July 25—falls on a Sunday. This program revisits the magnificent Romanesque structure with a virtual presentation reconstructing the Romanesque Cathedral, talks, and a musical feast featuring pieces from the famed Codex Calixtinus, performed by the group Lionheart.

Dean Jerrilynn Dodds discusses the common experiences of pilgrims from the Middle Ages to today. Considering the vulnerability  inherent in the pilgrims disconnected, in-between state, Dodds describes the pilgrim’s openness to religious experience, and his willingness to become part of a transient and devout pilgrim community. Dodds gives a fascinating talk on the roles these ideas played in Spain's historical multiculturalism and in its history of suppression of that multiculturalism, considering everything from the Inquisition and Fascism to the diversity of pilgrims today.

Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Dean of the College, Sarah Lawrence College


Learn more about pilgrimage in medieval Europe:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/pilg/hd_pilg.htm

Learn more about Romanesque art on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/rmsq/hd_rmsq.htm

Lectures and Panels (150)

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 61 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 24 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 26 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 26 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 23 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 29 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 70 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 93 views

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Masterworks from the Met
(00:57:48) 109 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 9 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 40 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 22 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1079 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 596 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 458 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1266 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 421 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 249 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 289 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 383 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 201 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 465 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 345 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 174 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 243 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 194 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 201 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 377 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 268 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4277 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 1910 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 103 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 118 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 131 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 300 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 788 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1453 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 168 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 144 views

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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
(01:06:58) 90 views