Stephanie L. Herdrich is Assistant Research Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum. Her work focuses on late 19th century American paintings and drawings. She was co-curator of the Met's presentation of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends (2015) and Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River (2015). In addition to contributing to the exhibitions and publications Childe Hassam: American Impressionist (2004) and Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered (2014), she has published several essays on the work of John Singer Sargent, and is co-author of American Drawings and Watercolors in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent (2000). She attended Washington University in St. Louis and received a Curatorial Studies certificate and a PhD and from The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her dissertation was "John Singer Sargent: A 'Modern Old Master' and the Italian Renaissance."