Exhibitions

Stamps Gallery

Stamps Gallery

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.

Vision

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.

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

Location
Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104 (Google Map)

Hours
Open during exhibitions Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays.

Tue: 11am - 5pm
Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thu: 11am - 7pm
Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Contact
For information on exhibitions, contact Joseph Rohrer, Exhibitions Coordinator and Preparator: jhrohrer@umich.edu / 734-615-3361

For information on public programs, contact Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan, Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator: jenjkhan@umich.edu / 734-615-5322

 

Current Exhibitions

2019 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

November 22, 2019 – December 15, 2019

The Stamps School's annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, a showcase of the best work produced by Stamps undergraduate students, is on view from November 22 - December 15, 2019. Read More >

Upcoming Exhibitions

No Upcoming Exhibitions Found

We're working on upcoming exhibition information - please check back later.

Parking

Metered Parking

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.

U-M Parking

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.