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Philanthropist, Arts Advocate Penny W. Stamps Dies at 74

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

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

John Marshall Facilitates Public Feedback for Proposed Detroit Design Site

October 31, 2018 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Midtown Detroit, Inc. hosted three finalists of the DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition for a public design workshop at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Read More >

Alumni Spotlight: Molly Dierks (MFA ‘14)

October 31, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Graduate Student, MFA

Artist and educator Molly Dierks (MFA '14) is constantly thinking about her place in the world, both natural and constructed. It's a recurring theme in her mixed-media sculptures and inspiration for the meticulously collected and organized found objects that… Read More >

Disney Animator Floyd Norman Visits Campus

October 25, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Disney animator Floyd Norman was on site in UMMA's Helmut Stern Auditorium for a Q&A following a screening of the documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, presented in partnership by the Stamps School of Art & Design and UMMA. Read More >