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.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
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
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.
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.
Danielle provided a lot of information about an interesting place. She is well informed.
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