Cloisters virtual tour.
The Middle Ages in America. What do you think of this twist. Officially, the date of its completion is considered to be the discovery of America. But I’m going to go on record. The Middle Ages are in New York. I present to you the wonderful Cloisters Museum, a branch and an integral part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The museum’s exhibit is striking in its systematic approach. We are immersed in the life of the Middle Ages. Monastic orders, asceticism and debauchery. The tombstones of medieval knights remind us of virtuoso literature, beautiful ladies in castle towers and heroic sagas of knightly victories. Nameless masters who gave us works that became masterpieces of art.
Unfortunately not every tourist finds time to visit this museum. It is located far from downtown in the very north of Manhattan. That’s okay. My virtual tour will tell you and show you this beautiful museum. By experiencing the beautiful we become a better person.
History of the Klosters Museum
And it all started out simple. His name was George Gray Bernard. But he studied sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago and went to Paris to enrich his knowledge. In Europe, the young sculptor fell ill with medieval culture. He found abandoned monasteries in the south of France, in Spain, and bought pieces of architectural delights – columns with marvelous pilasters, arches and entrances, dilapidated stained glass windows and abandoned sculptures, burials. He didn’t steal, he bought (there’s a popular belief that Americans stole everything). And these treasures he was sending back to his homeland. Back in New York, Bernard bought a piece of land and built his medieval building. As often happens, the money ran out and the architect had to sell his treasures. Let’s say thanks to another great American. Rockefeller bought the collection. On another piece of land he laid out a beautiful park, and on top of it overlooking the Hudson River, the architects performed a miracle. I call it a miracle on the basis of the fact that I have spent most of my life restoring and adapting ancient buildings, palaces, and theaters to modern needs and technology. I understand the degree of labor and engineering. A medieval monastery of a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture was built on top of a hill, where authentic elements of the monastic architecture of the European Middle Ages were inscribed like pieces of Lego. The collection was also enriched by its own masterpieces from the Rockefeller house. All of this wonder was donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
What will we see in the virtual tour?
A virtual tour will introduce you to all the mysteries of the Middle Ages, and believe me, it is a most interesting museum. Cloisters New York
impresses you with its systematic approach. We take an immersive virtual tour of medieval life. Monastic orders, asceticism and debauchery. Tombstones of medieval knights will remind us of virtuoso literature, beautiful ladies in castle towers and heroic sagas of knightly victories. Nameless masters who gave us works that became masterpieces of art.
New York City is one of the most interesting cities for online museum tours. Unfortunately, not every tourist takes the time to visit the Cloisters New York Museum in person. It is located far from downtown in the very north of Manhattan. That’s okay. My virtual tour will tell and show you this beautiful museum.
Take a trip to medieval Europe without leaving New York City with our online tour of the Met Cloisters Museum. There will be a beautiful atmosphere