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Finalists Announced for Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative

September 18, 2020 • Social Engagement, Alumni

Organized by Stamps Gallery, Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists living and working in Michigan. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Titus Heagins (MFA ‘02), Photographer

September 18, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Titus Heagins honed his photography skills during his graduate studies at the Stamps School of Art and Design and is a documentary and fine art photographer living and working in Durham, North Carolina. Read More >

Michael Rodemer Retires

September 17, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Since 1996, interdisciplinary artist and professor Michael Rodemer has broadened the imaginations and skills of Stamps students through kinetic and interactive sculpture. Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Sun Young Park

August 26, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Sun Young Park, assistant professor at the Stamps School for Art & Design and the School of Information at the University of Michigan, is motivated by this driving question: “How can human-computer interaction (HCI) improve our quality of life?” Read More >

SparkVotes Initiative Clarifies and Celebrates the Voting Process

August 25, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

In this year of uncertainty, at least one thing remains sure: students will need to navigate how to vote in November’s election. Read More >

Back to School: Fall 2020 Campus Info

August 11, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

The Stamps School of Art & Design is excited to welcome students to our classrooms and our studios in the fall 2020 term, in alignment with U-M President Mark Schlissel’s public health-informed return to campus. Read More >

A Living Learning Lab For Equity: Keesa V. Johnson (MDes ‘21) and the Campus Farm

July 13, 2020 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Graduate Student

“’Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.’ Those are the words of Frantz Fanon," says Keesa V. Johnson (MDes '21). "And I'm not going to betray anything.” Read More >

Stamps Students Compete in 2020 BioDesign Challenge Summit

July 13, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

From June 15-19, 2020, a team of students from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design competed as finalists in the Biodesign Challenge (BDC) Summit, a student competition that invites collaboration between biologists, artists, and designers to envision,… Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Irina Aristarkhova on Hospitality, Feminism, and Contemporary Art

June 24, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In June 2020, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design professor Irina Aristarkhova published her most recent book, Arrested Welcome: Hospitality in Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press). Read More >