Iris Moon

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Iris Moon is an assistant curator of European ceramics and glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has published on European architecture and the decorative arts, including her most recent book, Luxury after the Terror (PSU Press, 2022) Iris received a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013 and a BA from Williams College in 2002.



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