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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >