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The Heart of the Story: Narrative Forms at Stamps

January 9, 2019 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2018 semester, professors Heidi Kumao and Holly Hughes co-taught Narrative Forms, a Stamps School of Art and Design course dedicated to fostering an informed exploration of visual storytelling. Read More >

Emanuel Papageorgiou at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

January 9, 2019 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Stamps student Emanuel Papageorgiou (BFA '19) is a finalist in the 2018 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Call for Student Entries. The theme for this year's competition was "mobility." Read More >

Philanthropist, Arts Advocate Penny W. Stamps Dies at 74

December 13, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Other Stories, Faculty

Penny W. Stamps ā€” a University of Michigan alumna, fierce advocate for the arts, community leader, philanthropist, design professional and former teacher ā€” died Thursday at her home after a battle with leukemia. She was 74. Read More >

Social Spaces Takes Root with Growing Hope

December 12, 2018 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference

Taught by Anne Mondro and Marianetta Porter, Social Spaces is a 200-level course aimed at teaching Stamps Students “best practices” in social engagement. Read More >

An Irresistible Civic Duty: Voting is Sexy 2018

December 11, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

Last winter, Stamps professor Stephanie Rowden came across a statistic about voter participation in the 2014 midterm election that took her by surprise — just 14% of eligible U-M voters participated. "I was stunned by the gap between my sense of how much… Read More >

2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

December 7, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s 2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, was celebrated on Friday, November 30, 2018 with a reception in the downtown Stamps Gallery. Read More >

Stamps Gallery Hosts Inaugural Symposium: Talking About a Revolution

November 28, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement

From Friday, November 9-Saturday, November 10, the Stamps Gallery hosted its inaugural symposium,Talking About a Revolution: Art, Design, and the Institution. Read More >

Rebekah Modrak, Claudia Bitran, and the Sinking of the Titanic

November 28, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments

Hosted by Stamps professor Rebekah Modrak, Claudia Bitran was a Witt Visiting Artist at the Stamps School of Art and Design from October 21-24 during the Fall 2018 term. Together, Modrak and Bitran organized a recreation of scenes from director James Cameron’s… Read More >

Student Spotlight: Giving Blueday Scholarship Recipient Siena McKim (BFA ‘19)

November 19, 2018 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

For San Diego native Siena McKim (BFA ‘19), the natural world inspires creative work, a mindful way of life, and the desire to educate others about the world around them. Read More >

Creative Trajectories: Art & Design Alumni Discuss “Non-Linear” Career Success

November 15, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

On Friday, November 2, 2018 approximately one hundred members of the University of Michigan community came together at UMMA’s Helmut Stern Auditorium for Creative Trajectories: A Different Stamp on the World. Read More >