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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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SPARK: It's About Time
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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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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 19 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) 1373 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) 366 views

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

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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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
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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) 803 views

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

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 432 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4614 views