Stamps Gallery

Stamps Gallery

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: 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

Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practice

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 >

Upcoming 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 >


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): 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.

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.