News & Events


Tina Granzo: USPS COVID Cards Project

August 24, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

For the past 106 days, Tina Granzo (BFA ‘95) has drawn a postcard each day and mailed it to someone the next. I started doing this in effort to call attention to the plight of the United States Postal Service. The postcard is the canvas… Read More >

Rebekah Modrak Moderates Talk at City Club of Cleveland

August 24, 2020 • Faculty News

Professor Rebekah Modrak moderated author William Deresiewicz’s talk at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The subject of the talk was Deresiewicz’s new book “The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to… Read More >

Ellen Nelson: New Mural

August 24, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

This summer, Ellen Nelson (BFA ‘13) completed her largest mural to date - a scene of Michigan native wildflowers, bees, and butterflies on a 40ft tall grain silo in Tecumseh. It was the perfect summer job after the cancellation of all of… Read More >

John Marshall Co-Edits AXD Catalog

August 19, 2020 • Faculty News

AXD is a yearlong, city-wide, multi-disciplinary series featuring 22 newly commissioned exhibitions, performances, and events developed by Kresge Artist Fellows, Gilda Award recipients, and Kresge Eminent Artists immersed throughout… Read More >

Ron Eglash for Boston Globe, Wired on Racist Language in Tech

August 18, 2020 • Faculty News

Stamps professor Ron Eglash was quoted in the Boston Globe recently, commenting on Pearson publishing’s removal of the words “master and slave” to describe control between two electrical components from its technology and engineering text… Read More >

Melanie Manos Videos Featured in Art Mile Detroit

August 6, 2020 • Faculty News

Stamps Lecturer II Melanie Manos’s “The MacDowell Series” videos screened this week for Art Mile Detroit’s In Media Res: Detroit Artists in Motion, selected by independent curator Lucy Mensah. Art Mile is “a citywide digital art exhibition… Read More >

Walter Griggs: They had a Dream Animation

August 6, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Walter Griggs (BFA ’75) won Best Animated Film in The Oaks Film Festival for THEY HAD A DREAM. In the film, images of the past transition into artistic animations…. Read More >

Rebekah Modrak Exhibits at the Weserburg Museum, Germany

August 6, 2020 •

Stamps Professor Rebekah Modrak was invited to exhibit at the Weserburg Museum in Bremen, Germany in the exhibition Künstlerpublikationen: analog - digital!. The exhibition, curated by Peter Sämann of the Research Association for Artist… Read More >

Russell and Nancy Thayer’s Sculptures Featured in New Northville Park

August 6, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News, Faculty News

Former Stamps lecturer Nancy Thayer and her husband, Stamps alumnus Russell (BSDes 1957, AM 1961), were commissioned to create two sculptural park elements for a new park at the Village at Northville in Northville Township. The sculptures… Read More >

Melanie Manos Named 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow

July 24, 2020 • Faculty News

Performance artist Melanie Manos, a Lecturer II at the Stamps School of Art & Design, was recently named a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow for Performance Art. Kresge is a highly competitive bi-annual arts grant in Wayne and Oakland counties… Read More >