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Sights & Scents at The Cloisters

Enjoy the serenity of the enclosed gardens and peaceful views at The Cloisters museum and gardens with this specially designed gallery program for visitors with dementia and their care partners. Be transported to the world of the Middle Ages by treasures from medieval manors and sacred spaces. Connect through discussion, drawing, and multisensory exploration of the beauty of medieval artwork and gardens.

See upcoming Sights & Scents programs below, or download the Sights & Scents flyer (PDF). Free, but places are limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation, or for more information, call 212-650-2280 or email cloister.programs@metmuseum.org. You may also request to be added to the mailing list.

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.

Program Support

This program has been developed in consultation with the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, and the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter.