As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.
The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.
Getting moved around doesn't happen only to paintings. Many crucifixes that once belonged to churches now hang in front of the "neutral" white walls of museums, along with easel paintings and other things.