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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 >

Alumni Spotlight: Masimba Hwati (MFA ‘19)

December 3, 2019 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Graduate Student

On Thursday, December 5th at 7 pm, Futumuka Fulangenge, a video performance by Masimba Hwati (MFA ‘19), will be shown as part of States of Flux: ZIM to DET, an evening of performance-based work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Read More >

Open House, Open Hearts: A Stamps Studio Suites Celebration

October 21, 2019 • Giving, Alumni, Faculty

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Stamps School of Art & Design hosted an Open House to celebrate the renovation that added 5,901 additional square feet to the Stamps School footprint and resulted in the Stamps Studio Suites. Read More >

Taylor Houlihan Recreates 3.2 Million-Year-Old Skeleton

May 6, 2019 • Research & Leadership, Alumni, Undergraduate Student

The U-M Museum of Natural History reopened to the public on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Originally housed in the A.G. Ruthven Museums building from 1928 until January 2018, the museum now occupies the brand new Biological Sciences Building at 1105 N. University Avenue. Read More >

Expressions of Gratitude: Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018)

April 8, 2019 • Giving, Making a Difference, Alumni

In December of 2018, our school’s namesake and friend, Penny W. Stamps, passed away after a battle with cancer. A proud University of Michigan alumna (BS.Des. ’66), arts advocate, animal lover, philanthropist, and leader, Penny’s legacy lives on in the research… Read More >

Shoe Design at Stamps

February 12, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments

In January 2019, Shane Ward (BFA ‘96), Creative Director of Footwear at DKNY and GHBASS (G-III Apparel Group), led a shoe-design workshop for Stamps students. Read More >

Creative Trajectories: Art & Design Alumni Discuss “Non-Linear” Career Success

November 15, 2018 • Giving, 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 >

Internship Spotlight: Taylor Houlihan at the Smithsonian

September 26, 2018 • Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

Taylor Houlihan (BFA '18) reflects on her summer internship at the Smithsonian Museum's Digitization Programs Office. Read More >