Quantcast
Santiago Beckons: Artist and Scholars on the Pilgrimage Road

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.

Professor Janice Mann broadens the discussion around the Cathedral to include the scholars and artists drawn to the pilgrimage route through the modern and contemporary centuries. Exquisite examples of art grew alongside the pilgrimage road since the journey's inauguration—Romanesque churches, decorative arts, illustrated manuscripts like the codex calixtinus. However, it was the art of oral poetry, the grassroots creation and telling of tales that combined heroism and holiness, that first framed the pilgrimage as a site of creativity in scholarly discourse. Mann focuses on the early twentieth-century storytelling around the pilgrimage, especially on Georgina Goddard King's art historical travel book The Way of Saint James (1911), and the work of Arthur Kingsley Porter. Artists, scholars, early and contemporary pilgrims, and all who are drawn to the Cathdedral share in a unique experience that merges the deeply personal with broader communities.

Janice Mann, Samuel H. Kress Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Bucknell University; introduced by Nancy Wu, Museum educator, The Cloisters


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)

Media thumbnail

SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 64 views

Media thumbnail

SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 59 views

Media thumbnail

Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 637 views

Media thumbnail

Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1390 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 67 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 80 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 45 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 35 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 41 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 59 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 53 views

Media thumbnail

Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 137 views

Media thumbnail

My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 150 views

Media thumbnail

Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 19 views

Media thumbnail

How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 88 views

Media thumbnail

Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 35 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1403 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 276 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 372 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 395 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 481 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 536 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 403 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 772 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 767 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 853 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 720 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1340 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 458 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 680 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 429 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 739 views

Media thumbnail

TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 254 views

Media thumbnail

The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4651 views