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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 (78)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 282 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 202 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 304 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 162 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 271 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 263 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 172 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 180 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 344 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1151 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2569 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5176 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 115 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 119 views