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.

Male and female student sketching in outdoor cobblestone courtyard

GVSU students in the French program in Aix-en-Provence, France, 1992, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives


black and white photograph of young man standing between two women in front of home

GVSC’s first international student, Madjid Ahmadian (center) from Tehran, Iran, 1963, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives

young woman in blue GVSU polo shirt painting in cobblestone street in France

GVSU student painting in Aix-en-Provence, France, 1992, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives

black and white photograph of young women in standing in front of cityscape wearing GVSC shirts

GVSC students Beatriz Capello (left) and Patricia Raymond (right) outside of Salobreña, Granada, Spain. 1976, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives


Resources

Want to know more about GVSU's 50 years abroad or interested in traveling internationally? Check out these resources:

black and white photograph of font of holy water next to column

Three GVSC students posing for a photo in the former Yugoslavia, ca. 1975, Courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives


Location:

January 6 - June 19, 2020
Red Wall Gallery
130 Lake Ontario Hall 
Allendale, Michigan 49401 

 

(upcoming exhibition)
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.

Contact

For special accommodation, please call:
616-331-2563

For exhibition details and media inquires, please email:
Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions
zwartjo@gvsu.edu

For learning and engagement opportunities, please email:
artgallery@gvsu.edu