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Faculty Spotlight: Irina Aristarkhova on Hospitality, Feminism, and Contemporary Art

June 24, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

In June 2020, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design professor Irina Aristarkhova published her most recent book, Arrested Welcome: Hospitality in Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press). Read More >

Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Retires

June 24, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Student

For over 15 years, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Joann McDaniel has dedicated herself to ensuring that Stamps students have had the resources and support they need to make the most of their U-M experience and prepare for their post-college lives. Read More >

Back to School: Fall 2020 Campus Info

June 22, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

The Stamps School of Art & Design is excited to welcome students to our classrooms and our studios in the fall 2020 term, in alignment with U-M President Mark Schlissel’s public health-informed return to campus. Read More >

2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling

June 15, 2020 • Visiting Artist, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the 2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling. Read More >

In Memory of Bill Lewis (1918-2020)

June 11, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty

Born in Detroit, raised in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Lewis was a University of Michigan alum (BDes ‘48) and a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1941-1945). Read More >

Stamps Statement of Support for Chinese Students, Researchers, and Faculty

June 8, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty, Graduate Student

On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation into effect that restricts entry to the United States for many Chinese researchers, effective June 1, 2020. Read More >

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 >