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Sunday at the Met: How the Cloisters Came to Be

Timothy B. Husband outlines the foundation of The Cloisters, which was made possible by key personalities that included John D. Rockefeller Jr. and George Barnard.

Recorded May 19, 2013

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Search for the Unicorn: An Exhibition in Honor of The Cloisters' 75th Anniversary.

Credits

This Sunday at the Met is made possible by Mary and Michael Jaharis.

The exhibition is made possible by the Michel David-Weill Fund and the Quinque Foundation.

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (75)

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