USM’s Starr GSI Supports Nelson-Atkins Exhibit ‘Roads of Arabia’

4/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

April 25-July 6 | Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art  

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute (GSI) at the University of Saint Mary is one of three educational partners helping to sponsor the “Roads of Arabia” exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art April 25-July 6.
The groundbreaking exhibition presents about 7,000 years of history and archeology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The exhibition features more than 200 recently excavated objects that hadn’t been on display outside of Saudi Arabia until 2010.

The exhibition’s other educational partners besides GSI are the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Tickets for the event are available online at as well as at the museum.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum is hosting a free day for students at the exhibit on Saturday, May 3. Students will need to present a student ID at the door to take advantage of the special offer.

“The Starr Global Studies Institute is dedicated to peace through understanding and education and we are proud to be an educational partner with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in bringing ‘Roads of Arabia: Archeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ to Kansas City and the Midwest Region,” said Dr. Karenbeth Zacharias, director of the Starr Global Studies Institute at USM. “This unique exhibit allows our students and community to open up to Arabia through its past and to appreciate and connect with its people while traveling along the ‘Roads’ of the exhibit together.”

Dr. Zacharias added that “‘Roads of Arabia’ is a unique opportunity for students and our community to view Arabia within the context of its history at the crossroads of the earliest civilizations.”

The Lawrence D. Starr Global Studies Institute (GSI) is a professional academic organization dedicated to the examination of global integration and to the promotion of attitudes, policies, and practices that foster peace, justice, generosity, and the equitable enrichment of life for all members of the global community. Visit to learn more about USM’s GSI.