In spring 2015, I took a walk/run in Inwood Hill and Fort Tryon parks, both of which are near my home in Inwood. My destination was the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, which houses the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s unique Medieval art collection. The Cloisters, which was constructed 1934-39, was established and funded by John D. Rockefeller. The architect was Charles Collens. The structure incorporates four cloisters that were acquired in Europe, disassembled there, and later reassembled in New York. Three of them are exhibited outdoors. In addition to these and other impressive architectural elements, the collection includes paintings, sculptures, and tapestries.
To start your virtual tour of the Cloisters, click on the photo in the upper left-hand corner of the following gallery. Alternatively, click on any picture that captures your fancy.
How to get there. Take the A train to 190th Street.