Exhibition Detail

2017 Alumni Exhibition

2017 Alumni Exhibition

July 18, 2017 – August 5, 2017

Each year, our Alumni exhibition offers an opportunity for Stamps graduates from across the country and internationally to share their current creative work.

The theme for the 2017 Stamps Alumni Juried Exhibition is “Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish.” All alumni are invited to submit one work on this theme. Submissions should be recent accomplishments and should not have been featured in a previous alumni show.

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We are very pleased to welcome Brian Kennedy, the President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, as the juror for this show.

Work will be displayed at the new Stamps Gallery (McKinley Towne Center - 201 S. Division St.). This exhibition runs concurrently with the Ann Arbor Art Fair (July 20 - 23, 2017). With 8,000 square feet of exhibition space and a new downtown location, the Juried Alumni Show is the perfect way to celebrate the University of Michigan's Bicentennial in 2017.

Three jury prizes of $500 and 10 honorable mentions of $100 will be awarded, thanks to generous support by the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, July 18 - Saturday, August 5, 2017
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6 - 8 pm


We are very pleased to welcome Brian Kennedy, the President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, as the juror for this show.

Brian Kennedy has been president, director and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art since 2010. He oversees a 36-acre campus housing one of America’s great art collections in three architecturally significant buildings. He came to the Museum with extensive experience in senior leadership positions at art museums in Ireland, Australia and the United States.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Kennedy studied art history and history at University College in Dublin, earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. A strategic thinker and collaborative leader, he has overseen the development of a strategic plan for the Toledo Museum of Art that strongly integrates it into the community. The plan has focused on sustainability, especially through alternative energy sources, building staff capacity, introducing new technologies and developing an initiative to promote visual literacy. Diverse exhibition programming and significant art acquisitions have enhanced Toledo’s reputation.

Exhibition Timeline
  • April 28: Entry Due Date (No Late Entries)
  • May 22: Artist Selection Notification
  • June 23 - 24: Artwork Drop-off, Shipped Artwork Delivered
  • July 13: Award Judging
  • July 18: Exhibition Opening
  • July 21: Opening Reception, Award Ceremony (6 - 8 pm)
  • August 5: Exhibition Closes
  • August 11 - 12: Artwork Pick Up

Contact Amber Connell at (734) 764-0586 or via email.

Exhibition Venues

Stamps Gallery
Open during exhibitions Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays. Free Admission.
The gallery will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 for a special event.
201 S. Division Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104
First floor of the McKinley Towne Centre, between Liberty St. and Washington St. in downtown Ann Arbor