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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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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 61 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 58 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 629 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1380 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 65 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 78 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 42 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 39 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 52 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 50 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 131 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 147 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 83 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 30 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1372 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 270 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 750 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 739 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 365 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 393 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 716 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 249 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 426 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 521 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 709 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1335 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 802 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 377 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 473 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 657 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 429 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4613 views