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About the Tour Guide

Meg Bernstein is Assistant Professor of Art History at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her research focuses on architecture, sculpture, and spaces in medieval Europe and its echoes. She is especially interested in materiality, haptic perceptions, transhistorical approaches, and the digital humanities.

Photographs © Emily C. Floyd


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