The Cloisters/Met NYC
Friday, May 03, 2013
Where and When
Time: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Leave from Newtown Campus
The Cloisters museum and gardens, which opened to the public 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.
The bus will take us from the Cloisters to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with time for lunch and exploration on your own.