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Unformatted text preview: he Cloisters Richard Czirbik - Arch 252 - Hist II stablished: May 10, 1938 ocation: Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, New York City ype: Medieval Art (12th-15th cent.) ollection size: 1,854 Cloister $$ Shot exterior and inte- rior Established in 1938, The Cloisters Museum and adjacent park (4 cres in total) was created through and endowment from John D. Rock- feller Jr. He donated the majority of his medival art collections to the useum and was its primary sponsor in the years to come. The Cloisters was designed by american archtitect Charles Collens ho reconstructed the museums salvaged elements from Europe by implifying and merging multiple medival styles. To date, the collection consists of five thousand paintings, sculp- ures, and architectural elements of medival works from the 12th and 5th centuries. Stone buttress supports along facade Exterior Facade Arcades-12th century Barrel vaulted arches, extend- ing from wall to wall....
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