Writer, Cultbytes Lifelong auction house junkie. A student at the Bard Graduate Center, Muir focuses on both nineteenth-century American material culture and contemporary American design in her studies. Working at Wright Auction as a research assistant, she had the chance to write and research for both the Irving Harper and Four Seasons sales. She has written and published on topics spanning everything from the early American use of Chinese export porcelain to the quasi-religious imagery in the contemporary films of Matthew Barney. Her secret love continues to be single-owner auction sales, her favorite being the fabulous Bunny Mellon sale.