The Cloisters/Met NYC
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Where and When
Time: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Leave from Newtown Campus
The Cloisters museum and gardens, which opened to thepublic in 1938, is the branch of the Museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, The Cloisters was assembled from architectural elements that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. Located in a spectacular four-acre setting overlooking the Hudson River, the building incorporates elements from five medieval cloisters—Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville—and from other monastic sites located in southern France.
We will start at the Met and after exploration and lunch on your own we will depart for the Cloisters. Hold onto your ticket that you recieve at the Met as you will need it to gain entrance into the Cloisters!