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Lower Hudson River Valley Weekend, Part 5- The Cloisters

Our final destination of the weekend was the Cloisters in New York City, located in Fort Tryon Park at Washington Heights. The Cloisters are a division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We learned that John D. Rockefeller, Jr. provided the funding for the building of the Cloisters during the 1930s and he also donated the majority of his medieval art collection to the Metropolitan Museum to be exhibited at the Cloisters. Children might enjoy this trip if parents prepare them ahead of time for what they are about to see and move through the exhibitions quickly. The various spaces throughout the museum could pique a child's interest.  Admission is a suggested fee of $25. adults.

Merode Altarpiece

Unicorn Tapestry

Early German Glass

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