The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces the appointment of Anna-Claire Stinebring as Assistant Curator of European Paintings. In her new role, she will be responsible for the research, display, and growth of the collection of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings from Northern Europe. She began her post on 2 October 2023.
Prior to joining The Met, Stinebring served as Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection. Other recent museum experience includes fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. At The Frick she curated a 2023 special display at Frick Madison, Master Printmakers of Northern Europe: Dürer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck. At the PMA she contributed to the 2017-18 exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection. Among other institutions, she has previously worked at the Clark Art Institute and the Allen Memorial Art Museum, where she curated an interdisciplinary exhibition on art and astronomy. Her scholarship has appeared in such publications as the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek and she is currently preparing a volume on Bruegel’s Three Soldiers for The Frick’s Diptych series.
Stinebring earned her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation entitled Jan Sanders van Hemessen and Antwerp Painting before Bruegel. She holds MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a BA from Oberlin College.