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Glories of Medieval Art: The Cloisters

Philippe de Montebello, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1977 to 2008, guides viewers through The Cloisters, pointing out Romanesque and Gothic architecture and artwork, beautiful tapestries, and the diverse species in the gardens. He outlines the history of the building and its many influences and highlights significant works of art in the collection.

Produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1989

May 2013 through May 2014 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Cloisters.

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (66)

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Falconry at The Cloisters
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The Cloisters: Part Four
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The Cloisters: Part Three
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The Cloisters: Part Two
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The Cloisters: Part One
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Hunt of the Unicorn
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Red Monastery
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Stones of Medieval Italy
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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
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