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2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

March 1, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, was celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 with a reception in the new downtown Stamps… Read More >

The Art of the Gallery Space

February 27, 2017 • Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Student

Srimoyee Mitra’s intrigue with art as an experience began early on during visits to her grandparents’ theatre and film production company in India. “I grew up in Mumbai and we would take trips to see my grandparents in Kolkata when I was a young girl,” said… Read More >

Tonie Leeds: Making Something Out of Nothing for Almost 100 Years

February 23, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In celebration of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, we’re shining a spotlight on Stamps alums. Our first story is a conversation between two alums: one of our oldest living alums, Antonietta (Tonie) Leeds (B.Des. ’42), and Cristina Lorenzetti (BFA… Read More >

Skateboard Building in Brightmoor

February 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

On a chilly Saturday in December, in the art room at Detroit Community High School (DCH), Jesse Wilson, New York Director of the Chill Foundation, led a free skateboard-building workshop. Read More >

Announcing Stamps Gallery Opening, New Gallery Director

February 1, 2017 • Other Stories, Alumni, Faculty

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is proud to announce the opening of the new Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor. Srimoyee Mitra was recently appointed to manage the 8,000 square foot gallery as the new Stamps Gallery Director. Read More >

Studio Spotlight: Print Media with Ruth Weisberg

January 16, 2017 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

In this Studio Spotlight, world renowned visual artist Ruth Weisberg (Stamps BFA 1963 and Stamps MA 1965) creates a lithographic print in the Stamps Print Media Studio during her campus residency in Fall 2016. She also talks about her time at U-M in the 1960s,… Read More >

Stamps Artist in Residence: Paul Coldwell

December 12, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

As part of the Stamps School’s ongoing exploration of collaborative opportunities with University of the Arts London, UAL Professor Paul Coldwell was in residence at the Stamps School from October 24 - November 11, 2016. Annie Turpin (Stamps BFA ’18) reports on… Read More >

International Experience: Taylor Houlihan’s Beijing

December 9, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Undergraduate Student

Taylor Houlihan (BFA ‘18) is a digital fabrication artist and painter. This summer, to fulfill the International Experience requirement at Stamps, Houlihan studied film, art, Chinese language, and economics at Renmin University in Beijing. Read More >

Drawn into Nature

December 6, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

A composite sketch of an Indian rhinoceros created using only second-hand information is an amazing thing to behold. Sensitive, soft folds of skin become riveted plates of armor. A mini-horn replaces the gentle slope of the upper back. To the world-at-large, a… Read More >

What’s Your SuperYOUpower?

December 2, 2016 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

How do you get a fourth grade student to engage in conceptual, inquiry-led creative work? Ask them about their “superYOUpowers.” Read More >