Cloisters, Manhattan

Cloisters, Manhattan The Cloisters is a museum in Upper Manhattan, New York City specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture, and decorative arts, and is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Its early collection was built by the American sculptor, art dealer, and collector George Grey Barnard, and acquired by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1925. Rockefeller extended the collection and in 1931 purchased the site at Washington Heights and contracted the design for the Cloisters building.Its architectural and artistic works are largely from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The four cloist

Its early collection was built by the American sculptor, art dealer, and collector George Grey Barnard, and acquired by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1925. Rockefeller extended the collection and in 1931 purchased the site at Washington Heights and contracted the design for the Cloisters building.Its architectural and artistic works are largely from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The four cloist

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