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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 (75)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 56 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 56 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 43 views

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Framed by the Body
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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 221 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 160 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 327 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 993 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 156 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2086 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5127 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 112 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 109 views