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Sights & Scents at The Cloisters

Sights & Scents—Plants and Gardens in the Middle Ages

We invite individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, to join us for Sights & Scents. Enjoy treasures of medieval art and fragrant herbs through discussion, drawing, and multisensory exploration in the peaceful setting of The Cloisters museum and gardens.

To make a reservation, or for more information, please call 212-650-2280 or email cloister.programs@metmuseum.org. You may also request to be added to the mailing list.

Free, but reservations are required.

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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.

Plan your visit today!

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.