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The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe. Best known for the beautiful tapestries on display, the Cloisters also offer architectural installations, a series of special programs, and fantastic views of the Hudson.

"Located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, the building incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters--quadrangles enclosed by a roofed or vaulted passageway, or arcade--and from other monastic sites in southern France. Three of the cloisters reconstructed at the branch museum feature gardens planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and poetry, garden documents and herbals, and medieval works of art, such as tapestries, stained-glass windows, and column capitals. Approximately five thousand works of art from medieval Europe, dating from about A.D. 800 with particular emphasis on the twelfth through fifteenth century, are exhibited in this unique and sympathetic context."

 

Special Programs

There are frequent lectures and programs which are free with admission. There are also regular workshops for children aged 4-12 and their families. For the music lover, the Cloisters offers occasional concerts.

Address: 799 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10040

Hours: 

Thursday

10AM–5PM

Friday

10AM–5PM

Saturday

10AM–5PM

Sunday

10AM–5PM

Monday

10AM–5PM

Tuesday

10AM–5PM

Wednesday

10AM–5PM