50 Years of Global GVSU
In the year 2020, Grand Valley will be celebrating 50 years of global exchange and study abroad. As part of the celebration, the GVSU Art Gallery and the Padnos International Center have collaborated to present 50 Years of Global GVSU, an exhibition that tells the story of GVSU’s long history of international partnership and exchange. Included are objects and images from a variety of countries that Grand Valley has had meaningful exchange with over the past 50 years. We invite you to join in the celebration at gvsu.edu/global50.
Special thanks to our lenders: Padnos International Center, Special Collections & University Archives, President Emeritus Thomas J. Haas, Rebecca Hambleton, Alissa Lane, Kate Stoetzner and Cameron Zbikowski. Exhibition information is drawn from the Padnos International Center and GVSU Global 50th Anniversary History website, Special Collections & University Archives and our lenders.
GVSU students in the French program in Aix-en-Provence, France, 1992, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives
GVSC’s first international student, Madjid Ahmadian (center) from Tehran, Iran, 1963, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives
GVSU student painting in Aix-en-Provence, France, 1992, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives
GVSC students Beatriz Capello (left) and Patricia Raymond (right) outside of Salobreña, Granada, Spain. 1976, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives
Want to know more about GVSU's 50 years abroad or interested in traveling internationally? Check out these resources:
- Official GVSU Global Anniversary website
- Support students in their travels by making a charitable contribution to the Murray Study Abroad Scholarship
- Learn more about the Padnos International Center
- Take a digital journey through past study abroad adventures in the GVSU Art Gallery Online Collection
Three GVSC students posing for a photo in the former Yugoslavia, ca. 1975, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives
January 6 - June 19, 2020
Red Wall Gallery
130 Lake Ontario Hall
Allendale, Michigan 49401
July 10 – December 11, 2020
Blue Wall Gallery
Richard M. DeVos Center, Building B
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Gallery hours are reflective of the Devos Center and Lake Ontario Hall, including changes made due to semester, holiday, or campus-wide event.