I am fortunate to have the lovely Fort Tryon Park in the upper reaches of Manhattan as my back yard. Not my personal literal property but it may as well be as it is so close to where I live. Recently an art installation arrived related to the Cloisters – the Metropolitan Museum of Art Medieval collection that sits in the park. A 30 second video can be found below.
The installation is called Armors and is by artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir and is comprised of three aluminum pairs of figures. Each pairing consists of one basic human form and one armored form. It is part of the #ArtintheParks program. Pretty cool and in the grassy area just southwest of the Cloisters Museum. If you get a chance stop by, visit the park, partake of the museum and see the installation. But do it before September 13, 2018. It must go then because…
The annual Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 30 and the arena with jousting matches, living chess games and other performances is scheduled for that very lawn. Please place this event on your calendars and plan your visit accordingly. The park entrance is easy to reach by taking the A Train to the 190th Street stop, taking the elevators to Fort Washington Avenue and turning right. It is a lot of fun and you should stop by.
TOMORROW: another delicious National Day!