The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters is a castle-like museum with surrounding gardens, devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Constructed in the 1930s, the structure borrows from four medieval French abbeys. On the inside, it contains several chapels, hallways, and courtyards. The gardens at the Cloisters are home to a number of rare medieval species. Objects in the collection include paintings, statuettes, tapestries, frescoes, and many examples of religious art and relics including illuminated manuscripts, shrines, and stained glass.

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Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters is a castle-like museum with surrounding gardens, devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Constructed in the 1930s, the structure borrows from four medieval French abbeys. On the inside, it contains several chapels, hallways, and courtyards. The gardens at the Cloisters are home to a number of rare medieval species. Objects in the collection include paintings, statuettes, tapestries, frescoes, and many examples of religious art and relics including illuminated manuscripts, shrines, and stained glass.

contact info

Hrs: Daily, varies by season.

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