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About the Gallery

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018), the Stamps Gallery is a dynamic center for contemporary art and design, located in downtown Ann Arbor.

Part of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, it opened in 2017 after years of being located in dis­parate cam­pus spaces. Build­ing on the school’s strong tra­di­tion of excel­lence, thought lead­er­ship and com­mu­nity engage­ment, our goal is to develop inno­v­a­tive and schol­arly exhi­bi­tions, pub­li­ca­tions and pub­lic pro­grams that fos­ter vibrant and inclu­sive plat­forms for pre­sen­ta­tion, dis­cus­sion and inquiry into the urgent ques­tions and con­cerns of our time. We are a non-col­lect­ing insti­tu­tion — func­tion­ing in the Kun­sthalle tra­di­tion — com­mit­ted to deep­en­ing the under­stand­ing of con­tem­po­rary art and design prac­tices that spark action and conversation.


Stamps Gallery is an incu­ba­tor and lab for con­tem­po­rary artists and design­ers to explore ideas and projects that cat­alyze pos­i­tive social change. We play a lead­er­ship role at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan and the global art com­mu­nity through exhi­bi­tions, pub­li­ca­tions and pub­lic pro­grams that are lively, exper­i­men­tal and inclu­sive. A com­mit­ment to social jus­tice shapes our work, devel­op­ing exhi­bi­tions, pro­grams, and pub­li­ca­tions that inspire new ways of look­ing, mak­ing, and thinking.

Stamps Gallery Receives Andy Warhol Foun­da­tion Grant

In Jan­u­ary 2020, The Andy Warhol Foun­da­tion for the Visual Arts announced that Stamps Gallery in down­town Ann Arbor will be the recip­i­ent of an $80K grant to sup­port pub­lic exhi­bi­tions, pub­lic pro­grams, and pub­li­ca­tions ded­i­cated to explor­ing inclu­sive, equi­table futures through the lens of con­tem­po­rary art prac­tice. Read More >

Hon­or­ing Penny W. Stamps

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 Regents named the School of Art & Design in her honor, cre­at­ing the Penny W. of 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.


Exhi­bi­tions Coor­di­na­tor and Prepara­tor
Joseph Rohrer: jhrohrer@​umich.​edu / 7346153361

Out­reach and Pub­lic Engage­ment Coor­di­na­tor
Jen­nifer Junker­meier-Khan: jenjkhan@​umich.​edu / 7346155322

Stamps Gallery Direc­tor
Sri­moyee Mitra: srimoyee@​umich.​edu / 7346155137

Stamps Gallery

201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm