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Small Wonders in NYC

By Linda Tancs

The Cloisters is the branch of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art, architecture and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it’s located in Upper Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park overlooking the Hudson River. Some of its more famous collections include the unicorn tapestries (among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late Middle Ages), the 12th-century Fuentidueña apse and the Annunciation Triptych by Robert Campin. Don’t miss the special exhibition of miniature Gothic boxwood carvings of biblical stories on display until May 21. Among the highlights of these tiny treasures is a complete carved boxwood rosary made for King Henry VIII of England and his first wife, Catherine (or Katherine) of Aragon.

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