Mimi Gardner Gates
American curator
Mimi Gardner Gates
Mary 'Mimi' Gates (born ca. 1943) is an American art historian who is the recent Director of the Seattle Art Museum. In 1996, she married William H. Gates, Sr. , father of Bill Gates. Gates has a B.A. degree in art history from Stanford University, a certificate with honors in Chinese language and culture from the École Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris, a M.A. degree from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. degree in history from Yale University.
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Mini-Games for hundreds of Sherborne pupils
Daily Echo - almost 5 years
MORE than 330 primary school children will be getting into the Olympic Spirit by taking part in the Sherborne Area Primary Schools’ Mini-Games.
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Gamesys: Online Bingo Wins and Weddings Thanks to Jackpotjoy
Business Review USA - almost 5 years
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Licking Letters For iOS - Top Spelling Game For Kids Is Free April 19
prMac - almost 5 years
Tenlin Studios today announces that their top educational game for iOS - Licking Letters - will be available free for a limited time in celebration of the company's 1-year anniversary. Kids will be thrilled to help Hoppy the Frog spell words by touching the screen to make Hoppy catch the correct letters with his tongue. Leapin' Loot coins are earned after each word is correctly spelled and more coins can be earned by playing four different Mini-Games between spelling rounds.
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A writer's park - Crosscut (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Speaking at the memorial service, former SAM director Mimi Gates said that Wright's favorite authors were F. Scott Fitzgerald (also a Princeton grad) and Marcel Proust, and that he once wrote a dialogue for a SAM catalog featuring a debate between an
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Arts patron Bagley Wright has a city's gratitude and thanks - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 5 years
Wright was a major collector and financial supporter of the arts, but Mimi Gates, who served as SAM's director, says he also provided "the leadership and encouragement — the kind of enthusiasm that powers an institution forward
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Seattle arts patron Bagley Wright dies at 87 - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 5 years
"They have been so instrumental," said Mimi Gates, the former SAM director. "Every major move that the Seattle Art Museum has made, they have been involved in." Mr. Wright served as president of SAM from 1974 to 1980 and as its acting director from
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Seattle's Sandra Jackson-Dumont makes art a party - The Seattle Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Jackson-Dumont was so highly regarded that when former SAM director Mimi Gates started a nationwide search for a new outreach and education coordinator, Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman advised Gates to put her at the top of the list
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蓋茲繼母暢談敦煌遺珍 - 世界日報
Google News - almost 6 years
蓋茲(Mimi Gates)主講。咪咪.蓋茲是微軟公司(Microsoft)創辦人比爾蓋茲的繼母,她年輕時就致力學習中文並前往亞洲,現在是全美首屈一指的亞洲藝術專家,受到她的影響和薰陶,比爾蓋茲也對中國文化和藝術有濃厚的興趣。 她說她當年在史丹福大學學習亞洲史時,曾跟老師說她
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Derrick Cartwright démissionne du Seattle Museum of Art - AMA
Google News - almost 6 years
Derrick Cartwright avait été désigné comme nouveau attenant au poste en 2009 à la suite du départ en retraite de son prédécesseur Mimi Gates en 2008. Le musée devait déjà beaucoup à ce dernier, qui avait contribué à parfaire la qualité de ses
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Seattle Art Museum director Derrick Cartwright is resigning - The Seattle Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Formerly executive director of the San Diego Museum of Art, Cartwright arrived at SAM in 2009, succeeding Mimi Gates, who retired after 15 years as director. Like most arts institutions nationwide, SAM had been hard-hit by the recession
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Inside Art
NYTimes - almost 10 years
The Drawing Center Names a Director After a year's search the Drawing Center has appointed an executive director: Brett Littman, who has been deputy director of the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens, for nearly four years. Mr. Littman, who will begin his new job on May 7, has a lot to juggle as he tries to revitalize an
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INSIDE ART; Calder's 'Eagle' Lands in Seattle
NYTimes - over 16 years
For a year ''Eagle,'' a monumental sculpture by Alexander Calder, has stood in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Now the 39-foot-high biomorphic steel structure is heading to Seattle, where it is to become the centerpiece of a sculpture park scheduled to open in 2003. The Seattle Art Museum announced this week that it had acquired the Calder
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mimi Gardner Gates
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 64
    In June 2007, Gates was elected by Yale alumni to serve a six year term commencing 1 July 2007 on the Yale Corporation, Yale University’s governing body.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 53
    In 1996, she married William H. Gates, Sr., father of Bill Gates.
    More Details Hide Details Gates has a B.A. degree in art history from Stanford University, a certificate with honors in Chinese language and culture from the École Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris, an M.A. degree from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. degree in history from Yale University. An old friend of Theresa Heinz Kerry, she is also a frequent juror for the Heinz Awards, appointed by the Heinz Family Philanthropies to award outstanding achievement in the area of Arts and Humanities. She was curator of Asian art and then director of the Yale University Art Gallery. At Yale, she contributed to the development of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) guideline discouraging the sale of artwork in a Museum's collection, even to cover operating costs. In a brief, she detailed her view that museum collections are "a public trust". She has also lobbied the U.S. and Chinese negotiators to ensure that implementation of UNESCO rules about non-archaeological cultural exports do not tie the hands of American curators.
  • 1994
    Age 51
    She came to Seattle in 1994 to head the museum, and in her tenure, has added over 2500 works to the collections.
    More Details Hide Details Among these are many Asian art treasures and works by Van Dyck, Albert Bierstadt, Richard Serra and Alexander Calder. The museum has also established a sculpture park. The museum's endowment has tripled to over $75 million and the region's first conservation studio was opened. The museum was embarrassed when a Matisse painting in its possession was proven to have been looted by Nazis and legitimately owned by a French Jewish family, and Gates brokered an 11th hour settlement that returned the artwork, after which the museum sued the gallery which had sold it the painting in the 1950s. Gates has co-authored Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe and Biblical Art and the Asian Imagination
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born in 1943.
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