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The Cloisters

Recommended by

Jamie Johnson Filmmaker

on November 12th 2006
  • Info

  • Address

  • 99 Margaret Corbin Drive
    in Fort Tryon Park
  • New York
  • NY
  • Washington Heights
  • Contact

  • 212 923 3700
  • Website

  • metmuseum.org
  • Cost

  • (suggested)
    $20 Adults
    $10 Students & Seniors
  • Opening Hours

  • Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm (nov-feb)
    Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm (mar-oct)
    Mon Closed
    Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day Closed
  • Directions

  • A to 190 St
  • Map

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Jamie Johnson Says

The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum devoted to medieval art and architecture. It is located on the northern tip of Manhattan in scenic Ft.Tryon Park, overlooking the Hudson River. It's a beautiful walk from the subway stop to the museum itself. What America lacked in medieval history, they bought from Europe in the 1920s and put in the Cloisters. The space and its surroundings are extremely well designed, and it is probably the best museum we have in the country. Although it's a little difficult to articulate, there is something about medieval imagery that sparks my imagination. I've always been particularly drawn to the social customs of the time, and anyone who feels a similar interest will enjoy a visit here.

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