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Africa and the West

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 23, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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How Homer Matters
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Isabella Stewart Gardner
(01:03:19) 66 views

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 73 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 61 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 668 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1426 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 68 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 81 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 47 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 44 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 65 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 54 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 145 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 171 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 127 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 41 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1467 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 527 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 755 views