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Snapshots in History

March 21, 2017 • Other Stories, Alumni, Faculty

We haven't always been called the “Stamps School of Art & Design,” but creative practice and scholarship have been part of the University of Michigan experience from the start. We're celebrating the university's bicentennial year in 2017 with a look back at key… 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 >

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 >

Cameron Van Dyke (MFA ‘15): ORBIT at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

October 14, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Making a Difference, Alumni

The Future People, a design collective composed of Cameron Van Dyke (Stamps MFA '15) and his wife Rachael Van Dyke, have introduced their latest vehicle, ORBIT, at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Read More >

Discovering the Spark in Creative Relationships

October 10, 2016 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Advice for Emerging Artists, Making a Difference

Carolyn Rodgers (BFA 2016) describes the creative relationship that resulted from a unique design collaboration with a visually impaired high school student. Read More >

2016 Stamps Alumni Exhibition

July 23, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Between career, family life, and the incredible creative projects Stamps alums always seem to have in the hopper, it can be hard to find time to reflect on all the forces that came together to get us where we are today. Read More >

Alumni Update: Joan Rosenberg-Dent (BFA ‘78)

May 10, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Sculptor, studio artist, and Stamps alum Joan Rosenberg-Dent (BFA '78) has been spending a lot of time thinking about the concept of "edge" in recent years. After fabricating several pieces, Joan discovered that the cumulation of multiple edges resembled pages… Read More >

Creative Workforce Needed: Career Prep at Stamps

April 26, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

Recent data from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) suggests that individuals who work in design and the arts report some of the highest levels of job satisfaction in America. Read More >