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Art and Anecdote 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.

Professor David Simon presents a compelling discussion of the roll of anecdote on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and its presence in the public art along the way. Pilgrimage is defined by liminality, the state of existing between two planes­­—between the origin and the destination, the exalted and the mundane. Anecdote, Simon suggests, was used to bridge the biblical with the quotidian, and in theis way provided a means of merging the Christian narrative and the pilgrim’s Christian life.

David L. Simon, Ellerton and Edith Jetté Professor of Art, Colby College; welcome and introduction by Roberto Varela Fariña, Conselleiro de Cultura e Turismo, Xunta de Galicia, and by Ignacio Santos Cidrás, Director-Xerente da S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo


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
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Collecting Cubism
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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
(00:37:47) 120 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
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Africa and the West
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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: Nicolai Ouroussoff
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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
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TEDxMet: James Nares
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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
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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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