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Museum director

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

  • Other Work

    • 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).