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A Message from the Dean

June 2, 2020 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student

At times such as these, leaders often share words of encouragement, remind all of us of our shared values, and cite tangible ways we can make a difference. Read More >

COVID-19 Relief: Stamps Student Emergency Fund

May 26, 2020 • Giving, Making a Difference, Graduate Student

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the Stamps community together to face new challenges, address unprecedented complexities, and find new ways to support one another during this difficult time. Read More >

Louis Marinaro Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

With a 39-year teaching career at the Stamps School that began in 1981 with a visiting professorship, Lou Marinaro has been a guiding presence in the sculpture studio. Read More >

Beth Hay Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

Since starting as an instructor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in 1988, Lecturer II and Stamps alumna Beth Hay (BFA ‘82) has been known for her commitment to students, her strides towards equity, and her ability to help people create their best… Read More >

2020 Big Idea Award Winner: Erin Wakeland (BFA ‘20)

May 1, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Erin Wakeland's (BFA '20) big idea started with a modest banner. In red capital letters stitched across white cloth, it reads "YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED." Wakeland made the banner as part of an independent project during her senior year, when she also hung… Read More >

Makers Respond: Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak Launch Artists and Allies

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Faculty

While a lot has changed at the University of Michigan this spring in response to COVID-19, our individual faculty’s commitment to justice, equity, and access remains firmly intact. Read More >

Makers Respond: Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik Team Up to Prototype Face Shield Design

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The University of Michigan is working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our community in response to COVID-19. Members of the Stamps School of Art & Design community are also putting their materials and design expertise to address the pandmeic. Read More >

Artist, Alumna, Friend: Ellen Wilt (1921-2020)

April 6, 2020 • Alumni

Ellen Wilt — a cherished member of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design community — died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 98. Read More >

Makers Respond: Studio Coordinator Kit Parks (BFA ‘15) On Facemask Creation, Donation

April 3, 2020 • Making a Difference, Alumni

In addition to working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our school community as part of U-M’s response to COVID-19, Studio Coordinators at the Stamps School of Art & Design have been actively helping the community at large. Read More >