New York City: The Cloisters Museum
About the Cloisters:
Something you may not expect to find in New York City, the Cloisters is actually a part of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and presents a sense of Renaissance Europe here in uptown Manhattan. The building features elements from medieval cloisters brought over from Europe, such as Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Trie-sur-Baïse, Froville and others.
The interior is even more impressive, with over 2,000 works of art from the same era: paintings, tapestries, statues, columns and stained-glass windows to name just a few.
Although not specifically Catholic, it is obvious that most exhibits date from a time when Catholicism was the major force in art throughout the world. In addition to many exhibitions, the Cloisters also hosts concerts (see their website for their calendar).
The Trie Cafe, located outside offers sandwiches and snacks as well as cold beverages. It is open from April through October, weather permitting.
The Cloisters are open 7 days a week, and there is an admission charge. However, for New York State residents, as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, the amount you pay is up to you. Admission is included in the New York CityPass.
Visiting The Cloisters in New York City:
Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, N.Y. 10040
GPS coordinates: 40° 51′ 50.2632” N, 73° 55′ 58.9548” W
Tel: +1 (212) 923-3700
Click here for the official website of The Cloisters.