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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 (77)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 173 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 169 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 229 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 136 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 226 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 248 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 338 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1073 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 173 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 164 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2360 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5150 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 114 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 115 views