Wednesday, September 9, 2009

An afternoon at Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, NYC.

The Cloisters, Architecture, Gardens, Art, Museum ...

The Cloisters, is a replica of medieval monastery, it incorporates parts of actual Romanesque and Gothic cloisters from 5 medieval European monasteries, a Romanesque chapel, and a 12th-century Spanish apse. It is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.
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It is located at the Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan, very easily accessed by subway or buses. Thanks to an endowment grant from John D. Rockefeller, the Cloisters was created in 1938, he donated majority of his collection and purchased the entire collection of art and architectural remnants from an American sculptor and medieval art collector, George Grey Barnard, as a gift to the Met.

The Cloisters is designated as New York City landmark in 1974. It houses an immense collection of medieval art.
took a little stroll in the Fort Tryon Park on Labor Day ...
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