Gallery Sunday, April 23: Springtime at the Cloisters

The Canton of Appleholm invites you to join for a casual weekend outing to one of our many world-class museums.

On Sunday, April 23, at 1 PM, we’ll visit the Cloisters to view the springtime gardens, which have been planted with a variety of species reflecting medieval practices and ideas of nutrition, medicine, and beauty. We’ll also traverse their indoor galleries, where they are hosting a special exhibition of late-medieval objects from middle-class European households.

We’ll gather in the park across the street from the main entrance and enter as a group. Our visit is expected to last for two or three hours. Afterwards, folks who are hungry may walk down the hill to a local restaurant.

(If you’re new to the Cloisters, it’s New York City’s immersive museum of medieval art and architecture, constructed from several medieval European buildings which were purchased piecemeal a hundred years ago and relocated to upper Manhattan, then filled with a variety of period artworks.)

To reach the Cloisters:

  • By train, take the A train to 190th Street, then use the elevators to exit on Fort Washington Avenue, and transfer to the uptown M4 for its final stop. Alternately, you can follow the path north into the park for about ten minutes. (Note that while maps may suggest that you could take the A or 1 trains to Dyckman Street and walk into the park from there, you should be prepared for a very, very steep climb up the 180-foot hillside.)
  • By bus, take the uptown M4 bus to its last stop.
  • By car, navigate to 99 Margaret Corbin Drive and look for public parking space in or around Fort Tryon Park.

Residents of New York State with a valid ID may pay what you will; for out-of-state visitors, the museum’s admission fee is $30.

The venue very strongly recommends masking. Unfortunately this site is not wheelchair-friendly due to the numerous stairs throughout the building.

All are welcome to join us. No Society membership or previous experience required. Modern attire; come as you are. Feel free to RSVP or just show up.

(Cloisters photograph by Christopher Down, licensed under Creative Commons.)

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