The Magnificent Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on the Silk Road

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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $0 - $25
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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Welcome visitors to this year’s Mildred Schnitzer Memorial Lecture, The Magnificent Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on the Silk Road, with Asian art scholar and Seattle Art Museum Director Emeritus Dr. Mimi Gardner Gates. 

Mimi Gardner Gates is a scholar of Asian art with a BA from Stanford University in Asian History and a doctorate in Art History from Yale University. She was curator and director of the Yale University Art Gallery before moving to Seattle. For fifteen remarkable years (1994-2009), she directed the Seattle Art Museum, building the waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park and expanding the downtown museum. She is currently the Director Emeritus of the Seattle Art Museum. In addition, Mimi Gates is co-chair of the Dunhuang Foundation, co-curated the 2016 exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang, Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road at the J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, and serves as a trustee on many boards, including the Seattle Symphony, Yale University Art Gallery Governing Board, and Copper Canyon Press. She is also trustee emeritus of the Gates Cambridge Scholars Trust at Cambridge University, U.K.