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Fort Tryon Park
New York, New York
Phone: 212-923-3700 --
Statement of Purpose:
The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the architecture and art of medieval Europe, is located on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River.
Highlights & Collections:
Opened in 1938, this modern structure built in medieval style incorporates chapels, sections of monastic cloisters, a chapter house, and other architectural elements, both religious and secular, dating from the 12th through the 15th centuries. Among its
other highlights are three beautiful flower and herb gardens, with more than 250 species of plants grown in the Middle Ages.
Permanent collection on display. One can view extraordinary medieval sculpture, the famed Unicorn Tapestries; the Annunciation Triptych by Robert Campin; finely illuminated manuscripts such as the Belles Heures of Jean, Duke fo Berry; spendid goldsmiths'
work including the painted enamel, silver, and silver gilt 'Ape Beaker';brilliant jewl-like stained glass; and one of the earliest known complete sets of playing cards (ca. 1470-85)
Exhibits & Special Events:
- Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-5:15 (March-October)
- Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-4:45 (November-February)
Admission & Directions:
- Free for members of the metropolitan Museum and children under 12 with an adult.
- $8.00 suggested for adults
- $4.00 suggested for children and students
- (prices include admission to The Metropolitan Museum of Art main building the same day.
- Group Visits-For information regarding group visits and lectures call 212-650-2280
- Accessibility- Accessibility limited for mobility
impaired visitors. Call in advance or check with security officer at entrance
for information upon arrival.
Subway: Eighth Avenue A train to 190th street, exit station by elevator and follow Margaret Corbin Drive or take M4 bus one stop to museum.
Bus: M4 (Ft. Tryon Park -The Cloisters)to the last stop.
Car: Henry Hudson Parkway north to first exit after George Washington bridge (Ft. Tryon Park)
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
Key Personnel: Philippe De Montebello, Director
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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