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A Change in Leadership, A Commitment to Values

December 18, 2019 • Giving, Alumni

After twelve years of service to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Director of Development and Alumni Relations Mary Alice Bankert will be retiring from the University of Michigan on January 1, 2020. She passes the directorial torch to her trusted… Read More >

Stamps School Launches $25K “Big Idea” Award For One Stamps Senior

December 9, 2019 • Giving, Undergraduate Student

In her April 2018 commencement speech, Stamps alumna Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018) issued a call to action to Stamps students. “What’s your big idea?” She prompted. “What are you willing to spend your moral capital, your intellectual capital, your sweat equity in… Read More >

Student Spotlight: Alex Eason, 2019 Giving Blue Day Scholarship Recipient

November 8, 2019 • Giving, Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Giving Blue Day is a once-a-year opportunity for the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design community to team up with the global U-M family to show their school pride, give back, and pave the way for the culture-makers of tomorrow. Read More >

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 >

Dream It, Build It, Do It: The Brightmoor Maker Space Celebrates Inaugural Year

May 9, 2019 • Giving, Social Engagement, Making a Difference

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Detroit Community Schools (DCS) and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design hosted an open house for the Brightmoor Maker Space to celebrate its first academic year in operation. 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 >

Student Spotlight: Giving Blueday Scholarship Recipient Siena McKim (BFA ‘19)

November 19, 2018 • Giving, Making a Difference, Student Voices

For San Diego native Siena McKim (BFA ‘19), the natural world inspires creative work, a mindful way of life, and the desire to educate others about the world around them. 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 >

Work Commons Renovation

May 18, 2018 • Giving, Other Stories

On Monday, April 30, 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design began a major renovation project to transform Work Commons — the school’s open, collaborative studio space. Read More >

Future Former Alumni Panel & Celebration

February 5, 2018 • Giving, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

On view in the U-M Art & Architecture building through February 9, 2018, Future Former is an exhibition of alumni work curated by Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo with alumna Emily Schumer (BFA 2017). On Monday, January 29, the Stamps School presented a… Read More >