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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 >

Niki Williams: New Podcast

May 27, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Niki Williams (BFA ’16) has used this time of quarantine and social distancing to launch a new podcast, Culdesac, now six episodes deep. Williams’ new podcast “is an experiment in mixing historical and personal anecdotes,... Read More >

Heidi Kumao: New Quarantine Animation

May 22, 2020 • Faculty News

Stamps Professor Heidi Kumao recently shared her new experimental stop motion animation.“I started this project with the idea that I would fabricate a puppet capable of physically ingesting objects, processing them, and extracting them. I… Read More >

Carol Jacobsen on COVID-19 and Incarceration

May 21, 2020 • Faculty News

Stamps Professor, Artist, and Director of the Michigan Women’s Justice & Clemency Project, Carol Jacobsen was quoted in Huffington Post in an article entitled “The Deadly Spread Of Coronavirus Is Hitting Women’s Prisons.” The article… Read More >

Osman Khan’s Halal Metropolis Chronicles Ramadan, Community Response During COVID-19

May 21, 2020 • Faculty News

Halal Metropolis is a three-year artistic and discussion-based exploration of Muslim identities and visibility in Southeast Michigan organized by U-M Dearborn Historian and Center for Arab American Studies Director Sally… Read More >

Sophia Brueckner on -empyre-

May 20, 2020 • Faculty News

Stamps Assistant Professor Sophia Brueckner was invited to discuss her work on science fiction and prototyping futures on -empyre- soft-skinned space.-empyre- soft-skinned space is a global community of new media artists, curators,... Read More >

Cosmo Whyte Receives Tiffany Foundation Grant

May 19, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News

In May 2020, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation announced the 20 recipients of its 2019 Biennial Grants. Among the contemporary artists awarded was Stamps alum Cosmo Whyte (MFA 2015). With grantees selected from a pool of 110 nominees… Read More >

Dustyn Bork Promoted to Full Professor at Lyon College

May 15, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Dustyn Bork (BFA, ’95) received a promotion to Professor of Art at Lyon College in April after a vote by the Lyon College Board of Trustees.“It is a great feeling,” Bork said. “Being promoted to full professor is the… Read More >