Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
A visit to the Metropolitan Museum is like a trip around the world: In formation since 1870,
the Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works of art from all points of the compass, ancient through modern times.from ancient
statues of Greece and Egypt to modern paintings and sculpture of the 20th Century- 5,000 years of world culture.
A branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Cloisters, situated in a magnificent four-acre setting on a hilltop overlooking the Hudson River
in Fort Tryon Park, is the only museum in America dedicated exclusively to Medieval art.
This unique environment remains a
place of tranquility and beauty as well as an active center of scholarship, distinguished by the remarkable quality of the works of art it houses.
The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled
from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.
The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan—are treasures in themselves,
effectively part of the collection housed there.
View fifty highlights from The Cloisters: sculpture,
tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' work, stained glass, enamels, ivories, and more
The Metropolitan Museum's collection now contains more than two million works