CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Dr. Ronni Baer Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey, USA


Member of CODART since 1998

Areas of specialization

  • 17th-century Dutch, Flemish and Spanish painting
  • History of collecting in the Boston area
  • Gerrit Dou and Rembrandt

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications


‘A Fleming in Genoa: Cornelis de Wael’s Feeding the Hungry in Princeton’
Princeton Record (forthcoming)


‘Murillo and the North’
Essay in Murillo: From Heaven to Earth, edited by G. Kientz, pp.24-45
Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum) 2022


‘In Search of Major Masters: Boston’s History of Collecting Flemish Baroque Painting
Ronni Baer
Essay in America and the Art of Flanders, edited by E. Quodbach, pp.74-87
New York / University Park, PA (The Frick Collection / Penn State University Press) 2020

‘Image of Repentance: Dou’s Magdalen in Princeton’
Ronni Baer
Essay in Connoisseurship: Essays in Honour of Fred G. Meijer, edited by C. Dumas, R. Ekkart and C. Van de Puttelaar, pp. 28-33
Leiden (Primavera Pers) 2020


Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer
Ronni Baer, with essays by Henk van Nierop, Herman Roodenburg, Eric Jan Sluijter, Marieke de Winkel, and Sanny de Zoete
Catalogue of an exhibition held in Boston in 2015-2016
Boston (MFA Publications) 2015


Rembrandt’s journey: painter, draftsman, etcher
Clifford S. Ackley in collaboration with Ronni Baer, Thomas E. Rassieur, and William W. Robinson
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2003 in Boston (Museum of Fine Arts) and Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago)
ISBN 0-87846-677-0


The poetry of everyday life: Dutch painting in Boston
Ronni Baer
Catalogue of exhibition held in 2002 in Boston (Museum of Fine Arts)
147 pp.
Boston (Museum of Fine Arts) 2002
ISBN 0-87846-631-2 (hardbound)
ISBN 0-87846-645-2 (paperbound)


Gerrit Dou, 1613-1675: master painter in the age of Rembrandt
Ronni Baer, with contributions by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. and Annetje Boersma
Catalogue of exhibition held in 2000 in Washington, D.C. (National Gallery of Art), London (Dulwich Picture Gallery) and The Hague (Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis)
159 pp.
ISBN 0-300-08369-6 (Yale University Press)
ISBN 0-89468-248-2 (paperbound; National Gallery of Art)


So many brilliant talents: art & craft in the age of Rubens
Ronni Baer
Catalogue of exhibition held in Atlanta (Michael C. Carlos Museum) in 1999
210 pp.
ISBN 1-928917-00-3

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