Ronni Baer received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Prior to joining the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2000 as senior curator of European painting, she held positions at the Frick Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the High Museum, the Carlos Museum at Emory University, and the National Gallery of Art, where she curated an exhibition devoted to the paintings of Gerrit Dou. She has taught at New York University, Emory University, and the University of Georgia and has published widely in the fields of Dutch, Flemish and Spanish art and the history of collecting. In Boston, Dr. Baer has been responsible for numerous exhibitions including Rembrandt’s Journey (co-curated with Cliff Ackley). Her exhibition, Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, the first show devoted to the study of how rank and status are reflected in seventeenth-century Dutch portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, and decorative arts objects, opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in October 2016.