Festival or Special Program
Family Festival at The Cloisters: Mankind
Saturday, May 23, 12:00 p.m.–Sunday, May 24, 4:00 p.m.
Explore medieval artworks that were meant to encourage kindness and good behavior. Learn how people in the Middle Ages figured out right from wrong and watch a play that is over five hundred years old with a message that is still meaningful today. Programs include guided gallery workshops for children ages 4–12, a self-guided art hunt, and performances of the fifteenth-century morality play Mankind by Toronto-based troupe PLS.
Above: Roundel with Playing at Quintain (detail), ca. 1500. French. Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; Overall: 8 3/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1980 (1980.223.6)
Free with Museum admission