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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 >

Angells in the Third Century

October 7, 2017 • Giving

James B. Angell, the University of Michigan’s longest serving president, was renowned as a staunch advocate for equal access to higher education. Read More >

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Celebrates 5th Anniversary

October 6, 2017 • Giving

In 2012, University of Michigan School of Art & Design became the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. Read More >

Faculty-Led International Experiences

June 14, 2016 • Giving, Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Faculty

When artists and designers immerse themselves in the unfamiliarity of another culture, they gain new creative insights, develop global perspectives, and find deep inspiration that lasts a lifetime. Read More >

Stamps Career Bootcamp

February 18, 2016 • Giving, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In an era when post-college job placement is critical, the legitimacy of creative pursuit can be unfairly called into question. What art and design student hasn't been subjected to a “starving artist” joke or two? And yet many economists have stated that we're… Read More >