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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 >

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 >

Disney Animator Floyd Norman Visits Campus

October 25, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Disney animator Floyd Norman was on site in UMMA's Helmut Stern Auditorium for a Q&A following a screening of the documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, presented in partnership by the Stamps School of Art & Design and UMMA. Read More >

Creative Career Development: Stamps Students in Los Angeles

May 15, 2018 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

In March 2018, undergraduates from the Stamps School of Art & Design teamed up with students from Tennessee State University to spend five days immersed in professional development opportunities in Los Angeles. Read More >

Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey Discusses Equity, Race, and Privilege through Food

April 12, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

In late April 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design will host Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey. Read More >

Being Well and Staying Well: Stamps Design Charrette Focus on Geriatric Care

December 5, 2017 • Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Making a Difference

Holding up a brightly colored plastic pill box, Grace Jenq called out its flawed design as she addressed a recent charrette hosted by the Stamps School of Art & Design focused on better serving geriatric populations. Read More >

2017-2018 Stamps DE&I Leadership Appointments

September 8, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Faculty

In July 2017, Guna Nadarajan, Dean of the Stamps School of Art & Design appointed two Stamps faculty members to lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read More >

Identity Politics in Art & Design

August 2, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Faculty

How can art and design not only help reveal various cultural biases but also help us move past them? Read More >

Student Spotlight: Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17)

May 24, 2017 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Inspired by her mother’s immigration story, the diversity found in her school community, and the complexities of having homes in multiple places, Stamps School of Art & Design Senior Elise Haadsma (BFA ’17) created a short animated film for her final… 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 >