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Future Former Alumni Panel & Celebration

February 5, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

On view in the U-M Art & Architecture building through February 9, 2018, Future Former is an exhibition of alumni work curated by Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo with alumna Emily Schumer (BFA 2017). On Monday, January 29, the Stamps School presented a… Read More >

Imagin(in)g Biologies

January 31, 2018 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

As a pioneering bio-artist and artistic director of an experimental art lab and research-based arts organization, Marta de Menezes gets a lot of questions about creating art from living things. Some from herself ("Am I entitled to do this?") and some from… Read More >

DIY Spotlight: Comics Creator Shawn Martinbrough

January 26, 2018 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

On January 15, comics artist and creator Shawn Martinbrough presented the talk “Continuing the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through the Art of Storytelling” as part of the 2018 University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Symposium. Read More >

Rising Up During Finals Week

January 24, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Finals week at Stamps is packed with presentations, as creative minds gather together to share their processes, outcomes, and takeaways. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Madeline Helland & IDSA

December 19, 2017 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Madeline Helland (BA ’18) is a connector. Fueled by her passion for design, Helland began to reach out to firms and studios in her sophomore year to schedule site visits and informational interviews. Read More >

The Dean’s Design Challenge: Student Studio Space Needs

December 13, 2017 • Other Stories, Undergraduate Student

For the past five years, the Stamps School of Art & Design has worked tirelessly to reconfigure, maximize, and repurpose spaces within the Art & Architecture building. Read More >

Being Well and Staying Well: Stamps Design Charrette Focus on Geriatric Care

December 5, 2017 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference

Holding up a brightly colored plastic pill box, Grace Jenq called out its flawed design as she addressed a recent charrette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design focused on better serving geriatric populations. Read More >

Student Spotlight: Cole Stabnick

December 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Detroit Connections: In the Classroom has a way of really sticking with Stamps students. Taught by Melanie Manos, the course charges Stamps students with the responsibility of leading weekly art and design projects with fourth grade students at Bennett… Read More >

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

November 21, 2017 •

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design celebrated the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, on Friday, November 10, 2017 with a reception in the new downtown Stamps Gallery. Read More >

DIY Spirit: Keiji Ashizawa in Detroit

November 20, 2017 •

Furniture designer and architect Keiji Ashizawa is widely celebrated for founding Ishinomaki Laboratory, a local community hub for recovery activities and craftsmanship launched in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Read More >