Under the Tuscan Sun: Late Medieval Italian Art at The Cloisters with Curator Griff Mann

  • La Grua Center 32 Water St New Haven, CT, 06511 United States

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.The museum was created to bring the Middle Ages to life by transporting visitors to a setting far removed from the surrounding city. This talk with Griff Mann, head of the Department of Medieval Art & Chief Curator of The Cloisters, offers a glimpse into the history of the collections, illuminates some of the behind-the-scenes workings of the museum, and considers a special group of objects with close ties to Italy.  Open to the public.

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