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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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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 347 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1256 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 54 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 72 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 31 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 32 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 38 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 97 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 112 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 10 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 49 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 27 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1165 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 574 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 640 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1289 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 317 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 344 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 386 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 208 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 537 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 649 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 422 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 300 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 220 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 384 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 555 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4420 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2045 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 114 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 146 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 149 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 321 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 939 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1612 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 184 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 153 views

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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
(01:06:58) 99 views