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Family Workshop at The Cloisters

Shields and Symbols

In the Middle Ages, people used colors, metals, and special designs to symbolize who they were and what they did. Learn about the medieval language of heraldry, and create your own shield to take home.

Free with Museum admission

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  • Family Workshop at The Cloisters

    Shields and Symbols

    Saturday, October 4, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

The Cloisters celebrates 75 years

Since its opening in 1938, The Cloisters has become a treasured landmark, celebrated for both its extraordinary setting and its world-class collection of medieval art and architecture.

The Cloisters is located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan.

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The Cloisters museum and gardens

See The Medieval Garden Enclosed, a blog dedicated to the gardens at The Cloisters, for all the latest news about garden events, programs, what's in bloom, and other special topics.