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Metropolitan Museum to reopen Cloisters on Nov. 6

NEW YORK —The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that its branch museum in Fort Tryon Park, The Cloisters, will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The Metropolitan Museum’s main building at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street will continue to be open to the public on its regular schedule.

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Jewelry from Byzantium at Les Enluminures Medieval Art Gallery

an elaborate “key” ring, pierced with the words “utere felix” (Use with luck)

Les Enluminures Medieval Art.

Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium

Les Enluminures opens its Fall show in November at its new gallery on 23 East 73rd Street (Penthouse) with an exhibition and catalogue entitled “Byzantium and the West: Jewelry […]

Largest Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Artifacts Discovered

This gold strip carries the Latin inscription: “Rise up O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face.” It has two sources, the Book of Numbers or Psalm 67, taken from the Vulgate, the Bible used by the Saxons.

BBC coverage of the find Flickr set […]