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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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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
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My Met—Keith Christiansen
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Masterworks from the Met
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How Proust Changed Our Minds
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
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TEDxMet: James Nares
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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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The Art of Making Chintz
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Journey to the Copper Age
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Performance by Dan Zhu
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The Cloisters: Part Four
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The Cloisters: Part Three
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The Cloisters: Part Two
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The Cloisters: Part One
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Eros, God of Love
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The Arts of the Book
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Revealing the Original
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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
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