Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Primer: The Met Cloisters

Travel to an extraordinary world full of triumphs of medieval imagination and join the hunt for an elusive unicorn. Explore three tales about medieval creativity with The Met Cloisters Primer. Explore now →


Inside The Met Cloisters

Photograph of The Met Cloisters from the sky

The Met 360° Project: The Met Cloisters

Take to the sky to explore the majestic vistas of The Met Cloisters. Explore now →



The Unicorn Purifies Water (from the Unicorn Tapestries)

Insider Insights—The Unicorn Purifies Water from the Unicorn Tapestries

Join Met experts for an in-depth look at The Unicorn Purifies Water, the most lyrical of The Met's famous ensemble The Unicorn Tapestries. Watch now →



The Met Cloisters Gardens

Insider Insights—The Year Turns in The Met Cloisters Gardens

Join horticultural staff from The Met Cloisters to learn about behind-the-scenes activities at the end of the gardens' growing season that also pave the way for next year's bounty and display. Watch now →



Black and white photograph of Margaret Freeman

Spotlight on The Cloisters Library and Archives

Associate Museum Librarian at The Met Cloisters Michael Carter discusses the history of the Cloisters library and archives. Read now →


Performances at the Cloisters

Thapelo Masita playing a cello at The Met Cloisters

World Music Day—Thapelo Masita at The Met Cloisters

In a moving reflection on hope, unity, and community, South African cellist Thapelo Masita weaves Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major together with African American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's "Lamentations" and spirituals in a performance recently recorded in the empty galleries of The Met Cloisters. Watch now →



Still from The Ninth Hour: The Beowulf Story

Digital Premiere—The Ninth Hour: The Beowulf Story

Watch the digital premiere of The Ninth Hour: The Beowulf Story. This performative rock-noir reimagining of the famous epic explores the intricacies of mankind's relationship with power and violence.

Staged in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters last spring, this is a classic story of glory and ruin—as told through triumphant pop anthems, heart-wrenching lullabies, heroes, and monsters. Watch now →


Plan Your Visit

The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters are open! Watch this video or check out the visitor guidelines page to learn about our new health and safety protocols. Please note that our opening days and hours have changed.

Entry to the Museum is by timed ticket or reservation only and capacity is limited. Separate timed exhibition tickets are required for Making The Met, 1870–2020 and About Time: Fashion and Duration. See the Plan Your Visit for more information about making a reservation and buying tickets in advance.

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The Primer is made possible by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

It is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Director's Fund.

For more information about the exhibitions, including sponsorship credits, see Making The Met, 1870–2020, and About Time: Fashion and Duration.

World Music Day—Thapelo Masita at The Met Cloisters was made possible by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

The Ninth Hour: The Beowulf Story was made possible by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Images: The Unicorn Purifies Water (from the Unicorn Tapestries), 1495-1505, France [Paris]; The Netherlands [Southern Netherlands]. Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts, overall: 145 x 149 in. (368.3 x 378.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.2)