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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 >

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 >

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 >

Stamps Alums Reimagine the Screen: Nicholas Williams and Michelina Risbeck

October 24, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

The Third Century Screens (3CS) project celebrates the U-M bicentennial by exploring the future of the moving image on screens of all shapes and sizes. The centerpiece of 3CS is an exhibition entitled the Third Century Screens Competition, on view during… Read More >

2017 Alumni Exhibition: Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish.

July 20, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Each year, Stamps School alums reconnect and share new developments in their creative practice through the school’s annual juried alumni exhibition. Read More >

History as Legacy: Jan Boynton & The Bicentennial Opportunity Matching Initiative

June 23, 2017 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Jan Boynton (BFA '70) is an incredibly active member of the Stamps community, supporting the school since the 1980s, including substantial support of Stamps faculty work through the Bryan Rogers Edge Award. Read More >

The 1983 School of Art Protests: How A Visual Community Fights Back

June 5, 2017 • Making a Difference, Alumni, Faculty

“Budget cuts to the arts, protests in the streets.” While this could be a headline ripped from 2017, it also describes a moment in the Stamps School history when the university’s Budget Priorities Committee proposed to cut the school’s budget by 25%. It took… Read More >

A Career, Celebrated: Professor Janie Paul

April 14, 2017 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

In December 2016, Professor Janie Paul retired from the Stamps School of Art & Design, following over 20 years of dedicated service. Read More >

Staff Spotlight: Brian Banks, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

April 10, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Alumni, Faculty

When Ypsilanti native and father of three Brian Banks sees a problem, he addresses it. During a recent visit to a Detroit high school to talk about career opportunities, Banks encountered something that he sees as a disturbing trend. “90% of the kids in the… Read More >

Snapshots in History

March 23, 2017 • Other Stories, Alumni, Faculty

We haven't always been called the "Stamps School of Art & Design," but creative practice and scholarship have been part of the University of Michigan experience from the start. We're celebrating the university's bicentennial year in 2017 with a look back at key… Read More >