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The Cloisters: Part One

Nancy Wu, a Museum Educator, details the history of The Cloisters, its construction, the sources of its objects and materials, and the donors who enabled its creation. This is the first lecture in a four-part series that provides a behind-the-scenes look at The Cloisters.

Recorded April 2, 2008

May 2013 through May 2014 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Cloisters.

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (78)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
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The Hidden Body Speaks
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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 421 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 209 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 373 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 188 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 195 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 359 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2921 views

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The Cloisters Under Construction
(00:02:29) 11896 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5229 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 117 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
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