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Museum director

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, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, since 1995.

Membership

Active Association Art Museum Directors. Visiting committee Harvard University Art Museum.

Connections

father:
Masao Sano

mother:
Lois Kikue (Inokuchi) Sano