Cloisters

Exploring medieval masterpieces

Cloisters

Cloisters

The Cloisters museum and gardens was the primary brainchild of John D Rockefeller, Jr. who was a major benefactor of the Met.

The Cloisters is located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan and was completed in 1938.

It was named after the five medieval French cloisters whose salvaged structures were incorporated into the building.

The Cloisters is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe and consists of around 2,000 art objects from the 12th through the 15th centuries.



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