At 12pm & 2pm. Free with Museum admission. Carol M. Schuler lecturer. No advance reservations are necessary. Due to limited gallery space, pre-organized groups of ten or more cannot be accommodated. For information, call 212-650-2280.
The Cloisters museum and gardens, 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 largely 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. The Cloisters’ collection comprises approximately two thousand works of art.