The Cloisters, New York Photos

The Cloisters in Fort Tyron Park at the northern end of Manhattan hosts an extensive collection of Medieval Art an is built in the form of a monastery using cloisters & stained glass collected from real buildings in Europe. The Cloisters is connected with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Cloisters recreates a medieval monastery structure. New York, NY.The Cloisters building hosts the medieval collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Abbey of Notre-Dame Pontaut Chapter House with Romanesque doorway & Gothic interior arches from Gascony, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa Cloisters from Roussillon, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
The Cloisters (1939) (Fort Tryon Park) recreates a medieval monastery structure. New York, NY. Architect: Allen, Collins & Willis.The Cloisters building hosts the medieval collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Abbey of Notre-Dame Pontaut Chapter House (12th C) with Romanesque doorway & Gothic interior arches from Gascony, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa Cloisters (1130-40) from Roussillon, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Row of capitals of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Man blowing horn between beasts carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Beast devouring a man carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Monkey-like creature carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Row of capitals of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Man blowing horn between beasts carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Beast devouring a man carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Monkey-like creature carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Beast devouring a man carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Medieval carving on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Romanesque San Vicente Mártir church portal from Frías, Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Carved heads on San Vicente Mártir church portal from Frías, Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Beast devouring a man carved on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Medieval carving on capital of Cuxa Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Romanesque San Vicente Mártir church portal (before 1211) from Frías, Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Carved heads on San Vicente Mártir church portal from Frías, Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Relief with Lamb of God & Cherub from Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa in France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Lion Passant fresco from chapter house of monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza near Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Dragon Passant fresco from chapter house of monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza near Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Retable with scenes from Life of St. Andrew attributed to Master of Roussillon said from a church in Perpignan at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Relief with Lamb of God & Cherub from Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa in France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Lion Passant fresco (after 1200) (now on canvas) from chapter house of monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza near Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Dragon Passant fresco (after 1200) (now on canvas) from chapter house of monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza near Burgos, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Retable (1420-30) with scenes from Life of St. Andrew attributed to Master of Roussillon said from a church in Perpignan at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Andrew on throne with cross detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.The calling of St. Andrew of Sea of Galilee detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Crucifixion of St. Andrew detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Wicked mother killed by fire from heaven detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Andrew on throne with cross detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.The calling of St. Andrew of Sea of Galilee detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Crucifixion of St. Andrew detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Wicked mother killed by fire from heaven detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Andrew saves bishop from devil disguised as a fair woman detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew & woman who prayed to Diana on behalf of her sister detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Woman brings St. Andrew to her sister detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew drives away demons in forms of dogs detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Andrew saves bishop from devil disguised as a fair woman detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew & woman who prayed to Diana on behalf of her sister detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Woman brings St. Andrew to her sister detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew drives away demons in forms of dogs detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
The dead Christ detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew raises the dead youth detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew brings to life the drowned men detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Sandstone lion relief with archangel Gabriel & St. Leonard from church of San Leonardo at Zamora, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
The dead Christ detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew raises the dead youth detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Andrew brings to life the drowned men detail from Life of St. Andrew Retable at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Sandstone lion relief (c1200) with archangel Gabriel & St. Leonard from church of San Leonardo at Zamora, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Fuentidueña Apse with Fresco of Virgin & Child at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Sculpted Three Kings of Magi from Baden-Württemberg, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Limestone relief of winged bull of St. Luke from San Vittorino, Italy at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Cloister from Montpellier, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Fuentidueña Apse (1175-1200) with Fresco of Virgin & Child at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Sculpted Three Kings of Magi (1489) from Baden-Württemberg, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Limestone relief of winged bull of St. Luke (c1180) from San Vittorino, Italy at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Cloister (late 12th C) from Montpellier, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Cloister from Montpellier, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Devils with sinners going to hell carved on capital of Saint-Guilhem Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Faces with joined beards carved on corbel from Notre-Dame de la Grande Sauve church of Bordeaux, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Fireplace from Normandy, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert Cloister (late 12th C) from Montpellier, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Devils with sinners going to hell carved on capital of Saint-Guilhem Cloisters at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Faces with joined beards carved on corbel from Notre-Dame de la Grande Sauve church of Bordeaux, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Fireplace (late 15th or early 16th C) from Normandy, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Hunters Enter the Woods from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Found from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Rabbit detail from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Attacked from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Hunters Enter the Woods from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Found from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Rabbit detail from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Attacked from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Unicorn Defends Itself from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Slain from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn in Captivity from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Altarpiece from Burg Weiler, Germany plus polychromed Pashal candle holder from Castilla-León, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Unicorn Defends Itself from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Slain from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn in Captivity from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Altarpiece (c1470) from Burg Weiler, Germany plus polychromed Pashal candle holder (1450-1500) from Castilla-León, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Lups on Pashal candle holder from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Matra on Pashal candle holder from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Tomas on Pashal candle holder from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Clara on Pashal candle holder from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Lups on Pashal candle holder (1450-1500) from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Matra on Pashal candle holder (1450-1500) from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Tomas on Pashal candle holder (1450-1500) from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Clara on Pashal candle holder (1450-1500) from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Felipo on Pashal candle holder from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. James the Greater alabaster statue by Gil de Siloe for tomb of Juan II of Castile in Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Alabaster Road to Calvary carving from Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Dragon-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Felipo on Pashal candle holder (1450-1500) from Castilla-León at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. James the Greater alabaster statue (1489-93) by Gil de Siloe for tomb of Juan II of Castile in Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Alabaster Road to Calvary carving (c1440) from Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Dragon-shaped copper aquamanile (c1200) from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Lion-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Rooster-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Silver ewer probably from Nuremberg, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Gilded wood carving of St. Roch with dog from Normandy, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Lion-shaped copper aquamanile (c1200) from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Rooster-shaped copper aquamanile (c1200) from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Silver ewer (late 15th C) probably from Nuremberg, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Gilded wood carving of St. Roch with dog (early 16th C) from Normandy, France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Tin-glazed earthenware from Valencia, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Merode Altarpiece triptych of Annunciation by Robert Campin & assistant from Tournai, Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Detail of archangel Gabriel telling Virgin Mary she will be mother of Christ on Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin from Tournai at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Wood carving of St. Margaret with dragon devil from Austrian South Tirol at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Tin-glazed earthenware (early 15th C) from Valencia, Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Merode Altarpiece triptych of Annunciation (1425-30) by Robert Campin & assistant (possibly Rogier van der Weyden) from Tournai, Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Detail of archangel Gabriel telling Virgin Mary she will be mother of Christ on Merode Altarpiece (1425-30) by Robert Campin from Tournai at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Wood carving of St. Margaret with dragon devil (c1470-80) from Austrian South Tirol (now Italy) at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Hubert & Stag limestone sculpture from France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Christopher carving from Bavaria at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Ivory plaque with St. Aemilianus by Master Engelram & son from Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Bishop of Assisi Giving a Palm to St. Clare tempera on oak from Nuremberg, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
St. Hubert & Stag limestone sculpture (early 16th C) from France at The Cloisters. New York, NY.St. Christopher carving (1510-20) from Bavaria at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Ivory plaque with St. Aemilianus (1060-80) by Master Engelram & son from Spain at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Bishop of Assisi Giving a Palm to St. Clare tempera on oak (c1360) from Nuremberg, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Ivory plaque of Christ giving keys to St. Peter & Law to St. Paul from Westphalia, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Ivory plaque of St. John the Evangelist with Eagle from Aachen, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.

Ivory plaque of Christ giving keys to St. Peter & Law to St. Paul (1200) from Westphalia, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Ivory plaque of St. John the Evangelist with Eagle (early 9th C) from Aachen, Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY.


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