Afghanistan to Morocco: Journeys of Jim and Virginia Goode
Date and TimeThursday, August 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Haas Center for Performing Arts » 1121 - GVSU Art Gallery
GVSU professor Jim Goode and his wife, Virginia, have traveled the Middle East during the last 50 years. Their journeys, for work and pleasure, have taken them to 11 countries, from Afghanistan to Morocco. The Goodes have taken great satisfaction in introducing more than 100 Grand Valley students, faculty, staff, and friends to the peoples, cultures, and landscapes of this area of the world. Along the way, they acquired a wide variety of ceramics, rugs, textiles, and many other everyday objects. Very few of them were made for display; most represent simple instruments of daily life. This exhibition brings together a selection of these items and allows the visitor a glimpse of Middle Eastern culture as represented by the collection.
Goode has taught in the history department at Grand Valley since 1986 and founded both the Middle East studies program and the Model Arab League on campus. As a result of his commitment to teaching, leadership in study abroad programs to the Middle East, and contributions toward global learning at Grand Valley, Goode was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and the Faculty Internationalization Award in 2015. Virginia Goode retired as office coordinator of the Chemistry Department in 2006.
Please join us for a reception for the FALL ARTS CELEBRATION on Monday, September 18 from 5 - 7 PM. This exhibition will be open until October 27. the Art Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM. Free and open to the public.
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