During a small ceremony in New York on 7 August 2017, Ronni Baer received a Royal decoration and was appointed as Knight in the order of Orange-Nassau for her influence on international promotion and the study of Dutch Art, the Dutch Masters in particular and for her leading role in maintaining the artistic and inter-museum relations between the Netherlands and the USA.
Ronni Baer is the William and Ann Elfers Senior Curator of European Paintings of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. At the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, she wrote her dissertation on the work of Leiden fijnschilder Gerard Dou. Ronni worked at various renowned American museums, such as the Frick Collection, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the National Gallery of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and she was awarded a fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 2000, she is affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
For an exhibition about Spanish art during King Philips III, Ronni Baer was appointed Commander in the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain). Ronni Baer developed various exhibitions about Dutch masters and brought them to a big audience. Her latest exhibition Class Distinctions in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer in 2015, which was opened by the Dutch Princess Beatrix, can be considered as one of the highlights of her efforts to put the Dutch masters on the map in the United States.