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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Faculty

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

Andy Kirshner’s Film Liberty’s Secret Available Online, Screens At Film Festivals in November

October 21, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In September 2016, Andy Kirshner - Associate Professor at the Stamps School and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance - premiered his feature-length movie musical Liberty's Secret at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater. Read More >

Creative Connections: Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein Visits Stamps

October 20, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty, Undergraduate Student

Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein made a recent visit to Marianetta Porter and Beth Hay's Integrative Project class to speak about the power of creative thinking. Read More >

White House Makerspace Event

October 10, 2016 • Focus on Faculty, Making a Difference, Faculty

In early August, I got an email from the White House - the subject line was in ALL CAPS. Read More >