Medieval art at the Cloisters   2007-03-06

 

Saturday:  A visit to the Cloisters, the Medieval Art Branch of the Metropolitan Museum (and btw, free for BNY employees).   Funded by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930's, it is situated in Fort Tryon Park at approximately 190st. in northern Manhattan, high up above the Hudson.

 

From http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/department.asp?dep=7 :

 

"The Cloisters, which celebrated its sixtieth anniversary in 1998, is named for the portions of five medieval French cloisters—Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville—that were incorporated into the modern museum building"

 

   

 


 



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