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Gallery talk on "Islamic Art" at THE CLOISTERS

High time for "Great Places in Gotham" to visit The Cloisters!

This time, we'll be attending a gallery talk on "Islamic Art". I've been on gallery talks there more times than I can recall, yet I don't ever remember one on this particular theme, and considering all the Crusading that went on during the Middle Ages, I imagine there was an interesting exchange of ideas in art, so let's find out about that.

Now, because The Cloisters is a relatively intimate space, they are very strict about how many folks can congregate. Accordingly, the number for this meetup is being kept down to 7, because if we were larger, we'd have to make our own separate, more expensive arrangements. So, lucky seven it is!

How to meet us: Meet us by 11:30am for this 12pm event at the sign for all Gallery Talks, which is just beyond the Admissions Desk. I will be holding my hand-scrawled MEETUP sign.

Admission: The Gallery Talk is free. There is a suggested admission of $20 to enter The Cloisters, just as there is at The Met itself, but it is actually pay-what-you-will. That means pay what you want at the door, but you must pay something. We do also have our own $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.

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  • Linda

    We had a really great lecturer--learned more about lustrewear that I ever thought possible! But that's what makes The Cloisters a wonderful venue, the wonderful explications the guides offer. And we were a good crowd, too: always great to see Iz, Laura, Bart, Denise, and "secret member" Wanda, as well as to get to know Pearl and Amy, too. Nice Indian lunch afterwards, too, on the recommendation of Laura. An A+ day!

    June 20, 2011

  • Linda

    The closest subway stop for The Cloisters is "190 Street" on the A line. There will be SOME changes on the weekend on the A which you can read about here: http://travel.mtanyct.info/serviceadvisory/routeStatusResult.aspx?tag=A&date=06/18/2011&time=&method=getstatus

    It is, however, STILL going to "190 Street".

    When you get out, then you have the option of waiting for the M4 to take you right to the door of the museum or walking thru Fort Tryon Park.

    June 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, that should work ;)

    June 13, 2011

  • Linda

    Well, it would be difficult to determine what one means by "lobby" at The Cloisters. There is the first place you enter, before going up the stairs; there is the coat/bag check area after you go up the first set of stairs; and then there is the space just after you pay admission right after another set of stairs. There are two benches in that space and that's where the gallery talks start. THAT is where we are meeting.

    June 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are not meeting in the lobby of the cloisters?

    June 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't been there is years. What train stop do I get off at on the A train where I can simply walk thru the park? I did this in high school on regular basis ;)

    June 11, 2011

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