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Louis Marinaro Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

With a 39-year teaching career at the Stamps School that began in 1981 with a visiting professorship, Lou Marinaro has been a guiding presence in the sculpture studio. Read More >

Beth Hay Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

Since starting as an instructor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in 1988, Lecturer II and Stamps alumna Beth Hay (BFA ‘82) has been known for her commitment to students, her strides towards equity, and her ability to help people create their best… Read More >

Makers Respond: Jane Prophet and Rebekah Modrak Launch Artists and Allies

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Social Engagement, Faculty

While a lot has changed at the University of Michigan this spring in response to COVID-19, our individual faculty’s commitment to justice, equity, and access remains firmly intact. Read More >

Makers Respond: Allen Samuels, Mark Krecic, and Ken Kalchik Team Up to Prototype Face Shield Design

April 21, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The University of Michigan is working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our community in response to COVID-19. Members of the Stamps School of Art & Design community are also putting their materials and design expertise to address the pandmeic. Read More >

COVID-19 + Operational Updates from the Stamps School

March 14, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

In light of the University of Michigan's response to COVID-19, some critical operational changes will be made at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.Updated 3/23/2020: Read More >

Omar Sosa-Tzec on Delight, Design, and “The Good Life”

February 25, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Fresh on the heels of completing a Ph.D. in Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction Design) from Indiana University, Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec joined the Stamps School faculty in Fall 2017. A designer and researcher, Sosa-Tzec believes that product… Read More >

Jim Cogswell’s “Plunder” Offers Reflections on Art, Archeology

February 25, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Jim Cogswell, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, will be featured in Creative (un)makings: disruptions in art/archaeology, a series of three installations at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Santo Tirso, Portugal,… Read More >

Stamps Community at the 108th Annual CAA Conference

February 5, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design joins over 5,000 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals for the College Art Association’s 108th annual conference, taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Chicago. Read More >

Sophia Brueckner Named Nokia Bell Labs Artist in Residence

January 29, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

Nokia Bell Labs has accepted Sophia Brueckner into its 2020-21 Artist in Residence program. Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, engineer, and assistant professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. 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 >