“And pilgrimes were they alle”: The Cloisters and the World of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that incorporates elements of five medieval cloisters and houses a collection of medieval art, was from its inception meant to evoke the sense that the visitor was walking into the Middle Ages. The Cloisters is not a traditional museum as such: Its geographical inaccessibility is [...]