About the Stamps Gallery
Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018), the Stamps Gallery is a dynamic space for the entire community to experience the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s scholarship, values, and transdisciplinary creative work. As part of the University of Michigan, our exhibitions, publications, and public programs highlight and foster the critical relationship between research and creative practices. We are a non-collecting institution — functioning in the Kunsthalle tradition — committed to deepening the understanding of contemporary art and design practices. We respond to the urgent questions and events of our time, sparking action, inquiry, and conversation.
Design professional, arts advocate, philanthropist, and friend Penny W. Stamps dedicated herself to elevating opportunities for the culture-makers of tomorrow. In 2012, the U-M Board of Regents named the School of Art & Design in her honor, creating the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. In addition to the Stamps Gallery, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series and Stamps Creative Work Awards are also named in her honor.
The Stamps Gallery is a platform for creative practices and research. We play a leadership role at the University of Michigan and beyond by augmenting curricular offerings and expanding students’ experience with diverse curatorial, artistic, and design practices. A commitment to social justice shapes our work developing exhibitions, programs, and publications that inspire new ways of looking, making, and thinking.
Location / Hours / Contact
Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104 (Google Map)
Open during exhibitions Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Stamps Gallery will be closed July 4-5, 2019.
Tue: 11am - 5pm
Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 7pm
Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
For information on exhibitions, contact Joseph Rohrer, Exhibitions Coordinator and Preparator: firstname.lastname@example.org / 734-615-3361
For information on public programs, contact Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan, Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator: email@example.com / 734-615-5322
September 20, 2019 – November 10, 2019
In September 2019, the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design will host the New Media Caucus 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control. Read More >
The streets around the Stamps Gallery are lined with parking meters. Meters are free on Sundays and after 6:00 pm during the weekdays. Credit cards and cash accepted.
City Parking Structures
Liberty Square Parking Structure (Tally Hall): This structure is located directly around the corner from the Stamps Gallery at 510 East Washington Street. The structure is open to the public (no permit required). Credit cards and cash accepted.
Maynard Street Parking Structure: This structure is a five-minute walk from us and is located at 324 Maynard Street near the Michigan Theater. After leaving the structure, walk toward Liberty Street and turn left on to E. Liberty Street. Walk one block and turn right on to South Division.
Thayer Street Parking Structure: The Thayer Street Parking Structure is the closest U-M structure. A blue or gold parking permit is required for this structure.
Thompson Street Parking: There is a parking lot on the east side of Thompson Street just past E. William Street. A blue or gold parking permit is required to park in this lot. If you continue down Thompson Street, there is a parking structure on the right. It requires a blue or gold permit.