Branch of the Metropolitan, showcasing medieval art in a French monastery overlooking the Hudson.
The MET Cloisters is a very unique place. It’s a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, on a four-acre lot overlooking the Hudson River.
The space isn’t a copy of any specific medieval structure but is an ensemble of historical precedents, with a combination of ecclesiastical and secular spaces arranged in chronological order, including —Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Trie-sur-Baïse, Froville, and elements once thought to have come from Bonnefont-en-Comminges—and from other sites in Europe have been incorporated into the the building.