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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 >

Neil Zemba on Engaged Community Practice

June 25, 2018 • Social Engagement, Advice for Emerging Artists, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

After winning a Nike sponsored athletic shoe design competition during his freshman year at the Stamps School, Neil Zemba's (BFA '13) career was off to a fast, promising start. But he wasn’t content to rise alone. Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Gabriella Meyer

June 19, 2018 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Recently, Gabriella Meyer (BFA '17) was interviewed in The New York Times for her limited-edition capsule line of #MeToo movement denim wear. Read More >

Startup Success: Tracy Buescher and Jordana Schrager on Fashion Brand-Building

April 25, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

On April 13, 2018, Stamps alums Tracy Buescher (BFA ‘88) and Jordana Schrager (BA ‘16) served as guest speakers at the first annual Michigan Fashion Media Summit hosted at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. 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 >