About Stamps Gallery
Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018), the Stamps Gallery is a dynamic center for contemporary art and design, located in downtown Ann Arbor. Part of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, it opened in 2017 after five years of being located in disparate campus spaces. Building on the school’s strong tradition of excellence, thought leadership and community engagement, our goal is to develop innovative and scholarly exhibitions, publications and public programs that foster vibrant and inclusive platforms for presentation, discussion and inquiry into the urgent questions and concerns of our time. We are a non-collecting institution — functioning in the Kunsthalle tradition — committed to deepening the understanding of contemporary art and design practices that spark action and conversation.
Stamps Gallery is an incubator and lab for contemporary artists and designers to explore ideas and projects that catalyze positive social change. We play a leadership role at the University of Michigan and the global art community through exhibitions, publications and public programs that are lively, experimental and inclusive. A commitment to social justice shapes our work, developing exhibitions, programs, and publications that inspire new ways of looking, making, and thinking.
In January 2020, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced that Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor will be the recipient of an $80K grant to support public exhibitions, public programs, and publications dedicated to exploring inclusive, equitable futures through the lens of contemporary art practice. Read More >
Honoring Penny W. Stamps
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 Regents named the School of Art & Design in her honor, creating the Penny W. of 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.
Location / Hours / Contact
Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104 (Google Map)
Open during exhibitions Tuesday - Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.
Tue: 11am - 5pm
Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 7pm
Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
For information on exhibitions, contact Joseph Rohrer, Exhibitions Coordinator and Preparator: email@example.com / 734-615-3361
For information on public programs, contact Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan, Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org / 734-615-5322
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) 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 is a five-minute walk from Stamps Gallery 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.