The Met's Cloisters with Danielle Oteri

The Met's Cloisters with Danielle Oteri


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Description

Explore the inside of the Cloisters, the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to visit the building constructed of fragments of ruined monasteries accompanied by blooming gardens. Our presenter Danielle has worked for the Met Cloisters for 15 years and will give us all the insider information to really go deeper into this fascinating subject. Kept inside a building that appears like an enclosed medieval monastery in Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park are many of the greatest treasures of medieval art. 

This Context Conversation takes you inside the museum to understand how it was built in the 1930s from French and Spanish cloisters and chapels. We'll also visit the Unicorn Tapestries, the Cloisters Cross which was the subject of the book "King of the Confessors," and look closely at the herb gardens, planted and organized in accordance with medieval designs.
About Your Expert

Danielle Oteri is an expert on Roman, medieval and Renaissance art. She was a Lecturer at the Met Cloisters for fifteen years and has been Program Director of the International Center of Medieval Art since 2008. Danielle has written about art, history, food and travel for Conde Nast Traveler, Gothamist, NPR and Roads & Kingdoms. She is the founder of Feast on History and Arthur Avenue Food Tours.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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B.C. (Fairfield, US)
Great lecture

Danielle is a gifted lecturer. As a former employee of The Cloisters she brought wonderful insights and stories about the site itself as well as select pieces of art. A really fascinating seminar, both a history of the Cloisters itself as well as NYC. Highly recommend

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E. (Dallas, US)
A wonderful visit!

Every time I go to New York I say THIS time I will get to the Cloisters, and I never have. This visit with Danielle has inspired to make it the first place I visit on my next trip.

C
C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Very enjoyable and some surprises too!

While I have visited The Cloisters before, the knowledge of Ms. Oteri and her experiences and antidotes from her 15 years working there made this not only enjoyable and informative, but also there were some unexpected stories and surprises I never would have known.

J
J.E. (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Very interesting

Danielle provided a lot of information about an interesting place. She is well informed.

M
Mary Goffredo (Boston, US)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
79%
(11)
14%
(2)
7%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
B
B.C. (Fairfield, US)
Great lecture

Danielle is a gifted lecturer. As a former employee of The Cloisters she brought wonderful insights and stories about the site itself as well as select pieces of art. A really fascinating seminar, both a history of the Cloisters itself as well as NYC. Highly recommend

E
E. (Dallas, US)
A wonderful visit!

Every time I go to New York I say THIS time I will get to the Cloisters, and I never have. This visit with Danielle has inspired to make it the first place I visit on my next trip.

C
C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Very enjoyable and some surprises too!

While I have visited The Cloisters before, the knowledge of Ms. Oteri and her experiences and antidotes from her 15 years working there made this not only enjoyable and informative, but also there were some unexpected stories and surprises I never would have known.

J
J.E. (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Very interesting

Danielle provided a lot of information about an interesting place. She is well informed.

M
Mary Goffredo (Boston, US)

Guest did not leave comment