During my visit to NYC in June, I accomplished a long held dream of visiting the Cloisters Museum, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe. I started the day with a brief visit to the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Ave, spending about an hour in the Near East room, whose art I always find so inspiring. But having learned from a woman at the information desk that the bus ride to the Cloisters can take an hour or more, I didn’t linger long. The bus did in fact take more than an hour to arrive. Thus I got the tour by public bus of Harlem, Spanish Harlem and Washington Heights before arriving at Fort Tyron Park, where the Cloisters is located.
What a sight my eyes beheld! Upon approaching the building I felt myself transported back in time, as The Cloisters was built in a neo-medieval style, thus enabling the curators to incorporate architectural fragments from Medieval Europe into the very fabric of the building itself.
Read more and see some photos at http://creativitybeat.com/?page_id=485
View a video of art from the first few rooms at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXC1pHDqWCk