PICTURED ABOVE: Claude Monet’s “Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil,” part of the High Museum’s collection.


The High Museum of Art has named Claudia Einecke its curator of European art.

She’ll oversee the European art department, related exhibitions and programs and the High’s collection of more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the 1300s through the mid-1900s. This includes pieces by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Émile Bernard and Henri Matisse. She begins work Aug. 15.

Claudia Einecke

Einecke also will contribute to the completion of the museum’s collection reinstallation, scheduled to debut in October. She succeeds David Brenneman, who was European art curator from 1995 to 2015.

Einecke joins the High Museum after years of working in the Los Angeles museum world. She most recently managed a database project for L.A.’s Getty Research Institute and collaborated with institutions in Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany, to digitize German and Austrian auction catalogs from the early 20th century to make them accessible online.

From 2004 to 2013, Einecke was a curator in the European painting and sculpture department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she organized and curated the international traveling exhibition Renoir in the 20th Century (in partnership with Paris’ Musée d’Orsay and the Philadelphia Museum of Art). She also has worked  at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Neb., and the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

She has a doctorate in art history from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a master’s degree in art history from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.

Renoir’s “Woman Arranging Her Hat” (from left), Degas’ “Study of Two Dancers” and Pisarro’s “Snowscape With Cows at Montfoucault” are all part of the High Museum’s European art collection.