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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
(01:20:22) 53 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 49 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 609 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1316 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 63 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 76 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 39 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) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 48 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 43 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 114 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 128 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 16 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 55 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 28 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1262 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1316 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 651 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 676 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 343 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 372 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 234 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 656 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 696 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 306 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 421 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 235 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 407 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 629 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 461 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 531 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 380 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4541 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2078 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 118 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 333 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1030 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 166 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 160 views