Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Lectures take place on Thursdays at the historic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.
For information on upcoming lectures and videos of past lectures, please see the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series section.
The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new interdisciplinary work with assistance from the School of Art & Design community. The program awards up to two residencies per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. The intersection with the School may include workshops, critiques, and lectures. A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space that is part of the school’s main gallery where the resident carries out work in a public domain. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.
For information on recent artists-in-residence or to apply for a residency, please see the Roman J. Witt Residency section.
Roman J. Witt Visits are offered to bring a unique artistic experience to the A&D community. The Witt Visitor comes to work at the school, give workshops for students, and participate in critiques and classroom visits. Visitors may be well-known artists-designers, as well as younger, emerging artists-designers. As visitors are meant to enhance curriculum in a practical manner, nominations are exclusive to faculty.
For information on recent visitors, please see the Roman J. Witt Visitors section.