Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art
Claudia Einecke is the High Museum of Art’s Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art. Prior to joining the High, Einecke managed a database project for the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and collaborated with institutions in Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany, to digitize German and Austrian auction catalogues from the early 20th century and make them accessible online. She also served on the steering committee of the German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program (PREP) for Museum Professionals, established by the Smithsonian Institution Provenance Research Initiative and the Stiftung Preuβischer Kulturbesitz–Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Prior to her work with the Getty, Einecke served from 2004 to 2013 as a curator in the European painting and sculpture department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she organized and curated the international traveling exhibition “Renoir in the 20th Century” in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. From 1994 to 2003, Einecke served as associate curator of European art at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.
Prior to her tenure at the Joslyn Art Museum, Einecke held curatorial positions in the European and American art departments at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Einecke earned a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Master of Arts in art history from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.