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An Irresistible Civic Duty: Voting is Sexy 2018

December 11, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

Last winter, Stamps professor Stephanie Rowden came across a statistic about voter participation in the 2014 midterm election that took her by surprise — just 14% of eligible U-M voters participated. "I was stunned by the gap between my sense of how much… Read More >

2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

December 7, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s 2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, was celebrated on Friday, November 30, 2018 with a reception in the downtown Stamps Gallery. Read More >

Rebekah Modrak, Claudia Bitran, and the Sinking of the Titanic

November 28, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments

Hosted by Stamps professor Rebekah Modrak, Claudia Bitran was a Witt Visiting Artist at the Stamps School of Art and Design from October 21-24 during the Fall 2018 term. Together, Modrak and Bitran organized a recreation of scenes from director James Cameron’s… Read More >

Rebekah Modrak and Claudia Bitran Recreate Sinking of the Titanic with Stamps Students

October 23, 2018 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

With the help of students in a University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design class and the U-M Synchronized Swimming Club, New York-based multimedia artist Claudia Bitran will recreate scenes from director James Cameron’s “Titanic” at U-M’s Canham… Read More >

Takuji Hamanaka Visits Stamps School

October 5, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Professor Endi Poskovic hosted Roman J. Witt visiting artist Takuji Hamanaka for a three-day residency in the Print Media Studio at the Stamps School of Art & Design from September 24-26, 2018. 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 >

Lunch Brake with Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

March 29, 2018 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Stamps School of Art & Design undergraduates Juli Polise (BFA '18) and Paige Wilson (BFA '19) were cautiously optimistic as they put the final touches on part of their semester-long project. 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: Ian Crowley on Water Filtration in Gabon

October 30, 2017 • Social Engagement, Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a group of students from the Stamps School teamed up to prototype a water filtration system made from sawdust and clay in the Stamps ceramics studio under the guidance of studio coordinator John Leyland and professor Joe Trumpey. Read More >