Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Cloisters Museum

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Located in Fort Tryon Park, Washington Heights in northern Manhattan, it was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. Structures at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville were all disassembled brick-by-brick before being shipped to New York. In the 1930s, the structures were reassembled in Fort Tryon Park. The images were taken during my recent visit to the museum on a snowy Saturday. The Cloisters boasts a collection of approximately three thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about the ninth to the sixteenth century.

1 comment:

Alice said...

Love the architecture and mix of art.

nicely done too, on your part!