The Cloisters is a museum in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture, and decorative arts, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Governed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it contains a large collection of medieval artworks shown in the architectural settings of French monasteries and abbeys. Its buildings are centered around four cloisters—the Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem, Bonnefont and Trie—that were purchased by American sculptor and art dealer George Grey Barnard, dismantled in Europe between 1934 and 1939, and moved to New York. They were acquired for the museum by financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Other major sources of objects were the collections of J. P. Morgan and Joseph Brummer.Download Download See more
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
Children under 12: free
Official Website http://www.metmuseum.org/cloisters
Phone +1 212 923 3700
Address 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, New York 10040, USA
Coordinates 40°51'53.375" N -73°55'54.656" E