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2017 Alumni Exhibition: Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish.

July 20, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Each year, Stamps School alums reconnect and share new developments in their creative practice through the school’s annual juried alumni exhibition. Read More >

History as Legacy: Jan Boynton & The Bicentennial Opportunity Matching Initiative

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

Jan Boynton (BFA '70) is an incredibly active member of the Stamps community, supporting the school since the 1980s, including substantial support of Stamps faculty work through the Bryan Rogers Edge Award. Read More >

The 1983 School of Art Protests: How A Visual Community Fights Back

June 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

“Budget cuts to the arts, protests in the streets.” While this could be a headline ripped from 2017, it also describes a moment in the Stamps School history when the university’s Budget Priorities Committee proposed to cut the school’s budget by 25%. It took… Read More >

A Career, Celebrated: Professor Janie Paul

April 14, 2017 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

In December 2016, Professor Janie Paul retired from the Stamps School of Art & Design, following over 20 years of dedicated service. Read More >

Staff Spotlight: Brian Banks, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

April 10, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni, Faculty

When Ypsilanti native and father of three Brian Banks sees a problem, he addresses it. During a recent visit to a Detroit high school to talk about career opportunities, Banks encountered something that he sees as a disturbing trend. “90% of the kids in the… Read More >

Snapshots in History

March 23, 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 >