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Networking During the Pandemic: Stamps Students + Virtual Artist Visits

February 23, 2021 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Instructors at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are finding creative ways to help students connect with professional artists and designers from across the globe through virtual visits — often finding unexpected advantages to the modality in the… Read More >

Save the Date: Giving Blueday 3/10/2021

February 19, 2021 • Giving, Making a Difference, Alumni

Celebrate the University of Michigan’s seventh annual Giving Blueday with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design! Read More >

Creative Adaptations: Exhibiting During the Pandemic

February 9, 2021 • Social Engagement, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

While many museums and galleries are finding new ways to connect artists and audiences virtually during the pandemic, we all miss the experience of seeing creative work in-person. Read More >

Stamps Students Bring Art Projects to Families at Home

January 27, 2021 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 semester, Stamps students in Melanie Manos’ Detroit Connections: In the Classroom course were faced with a challenging question. How could they connect kids with creative activities and art education while so many K-12 students were… Read More >

Stamps Community at the 109th Annual CAA Conference

January 27, 2021 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design joins art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals from across the globe for the College Art Association’s 109th annual conference, taking place virtually February 10-13, 2021. Read More >

The M-Bassador Student Volunteer Program, Where Stampers and Alums Connect

January 20, 2021 • Alumni, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design is proud to announce the M-Bassador Student Volunteer Program, bringing Stamps students and the school alumni community together in meaningful ways through mentoring, networking, and other events. Read More >

Marianetta Porter Retires

December 16, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

When interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and Stamps Professor Marianetta Porter reflects on her time at the University of Michigan, she talks about the “full circle” nature of her career journey. Read More >

Stamps School Announces $25K “Big Idea” Award for 2021

December 9, 2020 • Giving, Undergraduate Student

In her April 2018 commencement speech, Stamps alumna Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018) issued a call to action to Stamps students. “What’s your big idea?” She prompted. “What are you willing to spend your moral capital, your intellectual capital, your sweat equity in… Read More >

Interpreting 2020 Through Line Language

December 4, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 semester, Stamps students are doing what artists and designers are challenged to do every day: give form to feeling. Read More >