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Mimi Gardner Gates

Mimi Gardner Gates was museum director. Board member Downtown Seattle Association, Greater Seattle Young Women’s Christian Association, Copper Canyon Press; member advisory board Getty Leadership Institute; Member of Association Art Museum Directors (past president, trustee).

Background

  • Gates, Mimi Gardner was born on July 30, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Asian History, Stanford University. Diploma in Chinese Languages and Culture, Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, Paris. Master of Arts in Oriental and Chinese studies, University Iowa.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Yale University.

    Career

    • Curator Asian art Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1975—1987, director, 1987—1994. Illsley Ball Nordstrom director Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1994—2009. Member governing board Yale University Art Gallery.

      Instructor Chinese art history and museum studies Yale University. Faculty member University Washington. Chair Federal Indemnity panel The National Endowment, 1999—2002.

      Board member Northwest African American Museum.

    Works

    • Contributor Bones of Jade, Soul of Ice: The Flowering Plum in Chinese Art, 1985, co-curator Stories of Porcelain, From China to Europe, 2000, Ancient Sichuan: Treasures from a Lost Civilization, 2001.

    Membership

    Board member Downtown Seattle Association, Greater Seattle Young Women’s Christian Association, Copper Canyon Press. Member advisory board Getty Leadership Institute. Member of Association Art Museum Directors (past president, trustee).
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    Born July 30, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1975 - 1987
      Curator Asian art Yale University Art Gallery
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1994 - 2009
      Illsley Ball Nordstrom director, Seattle Art Museum
      Washington, United States