From Kim:

The Cloisters, located in Fort Tyron Park, is one of New York City's greatest treasures. We have several gentleman to thank for their foresight and generosity; a sculptor and collector of medieval art, George Grey Barnard's Medieval Art collection was purchsed by John D. Rockefeller as a gift to  the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Rockefeller purchased hundreds of acres (to create the park and new museum) adjacent to the palisades J. Pierpont Morgan had purchased years earlier to preserve the cliffs and shoreline from excessive quarrying. We are blessed to enjoy an incredible architectural melange of several european monasteries, beautiful art and tapestries, a gorgeous park and spectacular views west over the Hudson.

August 07, 2023 by Kimberly Hayes

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