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Emily Joy Sano

Emily Joy Sano, former museum director. Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1966-1967; grantee Carnegie, 1963-1964, Fulbright-Hays, 1977-1978. Active Association Art Museum Directors; visiting committee Harvard University Art Museum.

Background

  • Sano, Emily Joy was born on February 17, 1942 in Santa Ana, California, United States. Daughter of Masao and Lois Kikue (Inokuchi) Sano.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Indiana University, 1967. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1970. Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1976.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1983.

    Career

    • Lecturer Oriental Art Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1974-1979. Curator Asian Art, assistant director programs Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1979-1989. Deputy director collections and exhibitions Dallas Museum Art, 1989-1992.

      Deputy director, chief curator Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 1993-1995, director, 1995—2007.

    Works

    • Author: Great Age of Japanese Buddhist Sculpture, 1982. Editor: The Blood of Kings, 1986, Weavers, Merchants and Kings, 1984, Painters of the Great Ming, 1993.

    Membership

    Active Association Art Museum Directors. Visiting committee Harvard University Art Museum.
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    Born February 17, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1967
      Indiana University
    • 1970
      Columbia University
    • 1976
      Columbia University
    • 1983
      Columbia University
    • 1974 - 1979
      Lecturer, Oriental Art Vassar College
      Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      deputy director, collections and exhibitions Dallas Museum Art
    • 1993 - 1995
      deputy director
      San Francisco, California, United States
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