Monday, June 11, 2007
E. 4th Street, June 2007
Yesterday Mom and I went up to The Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum's showpiece of medieval European art and architecture. It's located at the northern tip of Manhattan, so we climbed on the A train with some rowdy teenage revelers from the Puerto Rican Day Parade and zipped northward.
It always amazes me to see art that's been hanging around for 800 years. Thank goodness for churches, where things were tucked into closets or venerated on altars and thus well preserved. We saw the famous unicorn tapestries, which show hunters tracking, capturing and killing a unicorn - a Christian allegory. They're probably the most famous artworks up at The Cloisters.