NYC – The Cloisters

The Cloisters are part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and are located on the north end of Manhattan Island in Fort Tryon Park. We visited on a pretty Sunday morning, taking the subway out to the park and a city bus back into town (which is slower but more interesting.)

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Just as the Met has entire rooms reassembled from around the world, here the museum built cloisters and gardens that transport you to another world.  Medieval architectural elements purchased in France are incorporated in the buildings.

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The art collection features sculptures, stained glass, paintings and tapestries from Western Europe.

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DSC02536 C3  The art is wonderful but it’s the building and grounds that are captivating.  You have to remind yourself you’re still in NYC!

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One Response to NYC – The Cloisters

  1. Janet Freeman says:

    Beautiful! It is like another world right in NYC.

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