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Stamps Community at the 108th Annual CAA Conference

February 5, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design joins over 5,000 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals for the College Art Association’s 108th annual conference, taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Chicago. Read More >

Sophia Brueckner Named Nokia Bell Labs Artist in Residence

January 29, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

Nokia Bell Labs has accepted Sophia Brueckner into its 2020-21 Artist in Residence program. Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, engineer, and assistant professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Read More >

In Memory of Jason Polan (1982-2020)

January 28, 2020 • Alumni

Stamps alum Jason Polan, “one of the quirkiest and most prolific denizens of the New York art scene” (New York Times), lost his life to cancer on Monday, January 27, 2020. Read More >

Erin Arsenault: Making Masterpieces

January 20, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Going into her junior year, Erin Arsenault (BA '20) knew she wanted to continue her education after graduation to become a certified art therapist. After a good experience volunteering with University of Michigan (U-M) Medical Center's therapeutic art program,… Read More >

Stamps Gallery Receives $80K in Andy Warhol Foundation Support

January 16, 2020 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts recently announced that Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor will be the recipient of an $80K grant to support public exhibitions, public programs, and publications dedicated to exploring inclusive, equitable… Read More >

Yen and Nick Azzaro Propose Interactive, Experimental Art Museum with Youth in Ypsilanti

December 23, 2019 • Social Engagement, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Recipients of the 2018 Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation “In Our Neighborhood” grant, the husband and wife team Nick Azzaro (BFA '04) and Yen Azzaro (BFA '03) are creating meaningful connections through arts and culture for the residents of eastern Washtenaw… Read More >

Representing the Past, Changing the Present

December 19, 2019 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Faculty

Thoughts on the work of Ken Aptekar (BFA ’73) by Associate Professor Irina Aristarkhova Read More >

A Change in Leadership, A Commitment to Values

December 18, 2019 • Giving, Alumni

After twelve years of service to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Director of Development and Alumni Relations Mary Alice Bankert will be retiring from the University of Michigan on January 1, 2020. She passes the directorial torch to her trusted… Read More >

Faculty Spotlight: Ali Shapiro on Inclusive Teaching

December 17, 2019 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Cool Classes & Assignments, Focus on Faculty

For many artists and designers, visual language comes more naturally than the written word. Luckily, Stamps students have Ali Shapiro to help them develop their ability to write clearly, confidently, and captivatingly in a variety of genres. Read More >

Mindfulness from Scratch: Washi-making with Master Papermakers Tomomi and Hisashi Kano

December 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments

From September 20-October 23, 2019, the Stamps School of Art & Design hosted master artists, master papermakers, and senseis Tomomi and Hisashi Kano. Organized by Professor Endi Poskovic and 2D Media Studio Coordinator Nicholas Dowgwillo, the Kanos worked… Read More >