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Artists and Allies Awarded Art Matters Fellowship

July 9, 2020 • Community News, Faculty News

Art Matters has awarded Artists and Allies a 2020 fellowship. Artists and Allies is an alliance of four artists/scholars: Stamps Associate Dean for Research, Creative Work, and Strategic Initiatives Jane Prophet, Professor Rebekah Modrak,... Read More >

Nancy Lorenz: In Conversation with Daniella Ohad, July 14, 2020

July 9, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

On Tuesday, July 14th at 2:00 pm EST, R & Company presents an online conversation between contemporary artist and Stamps alumna Nancy Lorenz (BFA ‘85, Painting & Printmaking) and design historian Daniella Ohad. Read More >

Celeste Simons: I’ve Seen It Project

July 7, 2020 • Undergraduate News

Stamps undergraduate student Celeste Simons’ project, I’ve Seen It, “aims to raise awareness of systemic racism in America….“I’ve Seen It does this “by encouraging white people to share incidents of racism they’ve witnessed or… Read More >

Shane Ward: Air Jordan 1 Painting

June 18, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

For the first time in decades, Stamps alumnus Shane Ward (BFA ’96) has put paint to canvas. He turned to this media as a way to create personal artwork in the midst of the pandemic. Ward, a shoe designer and G-III Apparel Group’s creative… Read More >

Walter Griggs: Ann Arbor Art Fair Animation

June 16, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Walter Griggs (BFA ‘75) created a new animated short to promote the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival. “Ann Arbor Film Festival Advertisement Animation” is available on YouTube…. Read More >

Rebekah Modrak on D.C. Mayor Bowser’s Use of Graffiti to Protect Public Space

June 12, 2020 • Faculty News

In a recent article for The Conversation, How DC Mayor Bowser used graffiti to protect public space, Rebekah Modrak, artist, scholar, and professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design writes about Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E…. Read More >

Janie Paul on Incarcerated Artists, Creativity During Isolation

June 10, 2020 • Faculty News

Janie Paul, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emerita at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, is the senior curator and co-founder of the Annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners at the University of… Read More >

Carol Jacobsen on COVID-19 and Incarceration for Mother Jones

June 5, 2020 • Faculty News

Carol Jacobsen was quoted in Mother Jones in an article entitled “They Suffered Years of Abuse. Now They’re Trapped Behind Bars in a Pandemic ” by Natalie Schreyer. Jacobsen is a Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, an… Read More >

Joanne Leonard on Coronavirus Curves and the Art of Everyday Life

June 5, 2020 • Faculty News

Joanne Leonard, Distinguished University Professor Emerita at the Stamps School, discusses how art helps us process tragedies and trauma for Medicine @ the Museum, a virtual interview series by the U-M Museum of Art (UMMA) that explores the… Read More >

Erika Cross: Best in Show at NYCxDesign Awards

June 1, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumna Erika Cross (BFA ’11) received Best in Show at the 2020 NYCxDesign Awards for Step, a modern coffee table with industrial inspiration. These awards, presented by Interior Design and sponsored by ICFF, were part of New York’s… Read More >