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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) 337 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 262 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 421 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 208 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 373 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 313 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 188 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 195 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 359 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1308 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2920 views

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The Cloisters Under Construction
(00:02:29) 11890 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5229 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 117 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 125 views