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The Cloisters at 75

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Timothy Husband, Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about the Cloisters, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It's the home of the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Medieval art, including the famed Unicorn tapestries, and the building is constructed out of Medieval buildings from France.

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Late Gothic Hall at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Early Gothic Hall at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens
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The Cloisters Museum
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
View of the Cuxa Cloister at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens

From the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa (San Miguel de Cuixà), near Perpignan, France, ca. 1130–40
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The Cloisters Collection, 1925

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
View of the Bonnefont Cloister at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens

From the Cistercian abbey at Bonnefont-en-Comminges and other nearby monasteries, France, late 13th or early 14th century
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The Cloisters Collection, 1925

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Comments [2]

Hal from Brooklyn for now

This born and bred New Yorker loves visiting the Cloisters, especially with friends from out of town.

Aug. 15 2013 12:59 PM
Jared

It's my understanding that the highest natural point in Manhattan is a rock outcropping in Bennett Park (http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/bennettpark/monuments/721), not the Cloisters, as Leonard stated.

Aug. 15 2013 12:46 PM

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