Cloisters Photo Gallery
- What do you
do with fine examples of medieval sculpture and ancient French
monastic abbeys that threaten to fall into disrepair and ruin?
- Simple. You
disassemble them stone by stone, ship them to New York, and reassemble
them high on a hill overlooking Fort
Tryon Park in northern Manhattan.
- It was the
efforts of sculptor George Grey Barnard and millionaire John D.
Rockefeller Jr. who combined their vast collections in 1938 to
- Today, the
Cloisters boasts a world class collection of 12th-15th century
medieval architecture, paintings, sculpture, tapesteries, stained
glass and illuminated manuscripts.
- Now under
the direction of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters
also offers medieval music concerts, kids programs, and seasonal
to the Cloisters by train: Take the A train to 190th St to transfer
to the M4 bus to Fort Tryon Park-The Cloisters.
to the Cloisters by bus: Take the M4 on Madison Ave to Fort
about the The Cloisters around the Web:
Cloisters - Wikipedia
York Architecture Images - The Cloisters
- New York City.com