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dc.coverage.spatialSite: New York, New York, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1934-1938 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBarnard, George Greyen_US
dc.date1934-1938en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-22T21:13:45Z
dc.date.available2013-02-22T21:13:45Z
dc.date.issued1934-1938en_US
dc.identifier195512en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1502en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/103020
dc.descriptionView of the Cuxa Cloister, looking northeast and showing the tower; The Cloisters collection (a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) contains approximately five thousand European medieval works of art, with a particular emphasis on pieces dating from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. Among the famous works of art held at the Cloisters are seven south Netherlandish tapestries depicting The Hunt of the Unicorn,and Robert Campin's Mérode Altarpiece. The Cloisters also holds many medieval manuscripts and illuminated books, including the Limbourg brothers' Les Belles Heures du Duc de Berry and Jean Pucelle's book of hours for Jeanne d'Evreux. The building housing the collection is itself a work of medieval art. It is a composite structure, incorporating elements from five medieval French cloisters: Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville. These disassembled European buildings were reassembled in Fort Tryon Park (1934-1938) in a setting with gardens planted according to horticultural information culled from various medieval documents and artifacts. Notable works of architecture include the Cuxa cloister, with an adjacent Chapter House; and the Fuentidueña Apse from a chapel in the province of Segovia (Castilla y León, Spain). The museum is largely due to two collectors and patrons; John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and George Grey Barnard, an American sculptor and assiduous collector of medieval art. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 7/4/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjecthistoricalen_US
dc.subjectGardensen_US
dc.subjectreconstructionen_US
dc.subjectcomposite buildingen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleThe Cloistersen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-US-NY-TC-D3en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
dc.contributor.displayGeorge Grey Barnard (American collector, 1863-1938)en_US


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