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Professor Sherri Smith Reflects

April 12, 2018 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

After 40 years of dedicated service to the school and the university, Professor Sherri Smith will retire from the Stamps School at the end of the Winter 2018 semester. Read More >

Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey Discusses Equity, Race, and Privilege through Food

April 12, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

In late April 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design will host Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey. Read More >

Alumni Spotlight: Nancy Lorenz (BFA ‘85)

April 11, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold — on view at the San Diego Museum of Art April 27-September 3, 2018 — will be the first major solo museum exhibition to showcase the art and alchemy of New York-based Nancy Lorenz (BFA ‘85). Celebrated for her sophisticated technique and… Read More >

Lunch Brake with Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

March 29, 2018 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Stamps School of Art & Design undergraduates Juli Polise (BFA '18) and Paige Wilson (BFA '19) were cautiously optimistic as they put the final touches on part of their semester-long project. Read More >

US Debut of John Marshall’s Whithervanes

March 27, 2018 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Stamps Associate Professor John Marshall and Cézanne Charles, founders of the hybrid design studio rootoftwo, announced the US premiere of Whithervanes: a neurotic, early worrying system, a public project that aims to highlight the extent to which we are… Read More >

Stamps Students Exhibit at 56th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 20, 2018 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The 56th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 20-25, 2018) includes an “off-the-screen” exhibition at the University of Michigan North Quad 2435 space (105 S. State St.). Read More >

Stamps Students Animate for 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 6, 2018 •

During the Fall 2017 term, students in Professor Heidi Kumao’s Experimental Animation class created animations to advertise the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 20-25, 2018). Read More >

Student Spotlight: Gus Schissler

March 5, 2018 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

While many Stamps students spend time job hunting during their senior year, others dedicate themselves to growing their own ventures. Such is the case with Gus Schissler (BFA ‘18), Art and User Experience Director at Gwydion. Read More >

Chelsea Bay Dennis: Designing for Good

February 21, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Making a Difference, Alumni

When Chelsea Bay Dennis (BFA ’04) was studying art and design at the University of Michigan in the early 2000s, she says there was no readymade client list of socially conscious companies to call on. Read More >

Stamps School Shines at CAA

February 9, 2018 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty, Graduate Student

This February 21-24, the Stamps School of Art & Design joins over 1,400 creative practitioners and educators from across the nation for the College Art Association’s 106th annual conference in Los Angeles, California. Read More >