Last month Greg and I spent a magical 10 days in France, which I’ll tell you all about next week.
When we got back from our trip, we didn’t want to let go of our vacation je ne sais quoi attitude just yet. So Greg took me to The Met Cloisters which made us feel like we were right back in France!
The Met Cloisters is a branch of The Met that’s located in Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. But the minute you step inside you forget you’re in New York City entirely.
Unlike The Met, which features all facets of human history, The Met Cloisters is devoted to the medieval era and its medieval architecture provides a stunning backdrop to its medieval art.
Last month I visited the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibit at The Met. While the bulk of the display is at The Met, there is a continuation of the exhibit at The Met Cloisters.
While the garments at The Met Cloisters aren’t as stunning as those at The Met, the setting is absolutely incredible. The medieval backdrop adds so much to the presentation!
This was my favorite fashion display at the exhibit. How clever is that?!
The Met Cloisters is open year round, but I absolutely think you should visit during the spring or summer when the weather is nice enough to enjoy the outdoor cloisters themselves, as well as the gardens.
See! It feels worlds away from Manhattan!
I had such a lovely time at The Met Cloisters and think it’s the perfect summer retreat from the city, while staying in the city! It’ll give you major European vacation vibes without the major price tag!
To find out more information about The Met Cloisters, click here. And because it’s a branch of The Met, New York residents can pay any amount for the admission tickets they wish, making it an inexpensive summer outing.
Now that I’ve gotten you into the European vacation mindset, stay tuned for my France posts beginning next week!