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.
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.
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).