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Alumni Spotlight: Molly Dierks (MFA ‘14)

October 31, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Graduate Student, MFA

Artist and educator Molly Dierks (MFA '14) is constantly thinking about her place in the world, both natural and constructed. It's a recurring theme in her mixed-media sculptures and inspiration for the meticulously collected and organized found objects that… Read More >

Meet the 2016 MFAs

November 16, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

The incoming class of Stamps MFA candidates discuss their backgrounds, influences, and artistic practice. Read More >

Cameron Van Dyke (MFA ‘15): ORBIT at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

October 14, 2016 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Making a Difference, Alumni

The Future People, a design collective composed of Cameron Van Dyke (Stamps MFA '15) and his wife Rachael Van Dyke, have introduced their latest vehicle, ORBIT, at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Read More >

Rx for Reading

October 7, 2016 • Making a Difference, Faculty, Graduate Student

This summer, Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak worked with the Director of RX for Reading, University of Detroit Mercy Professor Mary Catherine Harrison, to invite a group of local artists/designers to design and paint the roofs of ten little free libraries. Read More >

Stamps School and SMTD in Oaxaca

July 8, 2016 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Going Global: Stories from Abroad

In June 2016, Stamps School and School of Music, Theatre & Dance professor Holly Hughes traveled to Oaxaca - the heart of Mexico's Día de los Muertos traditions - with SMTD professor Anita Gonzalez and four U-M students: Mona McKinstry (Stamps BFA '16), Carolyn… Read More >

Jon Verney (MFA ‘16): Thermophile - A Collaboration with Nature

March 7, 2016 • Going Global: Stories from Abroad, Student Voices, Graduate Student

“It was like painting with the earth.” Stamps MFA candidate Jon Verney welcomes the uncertainty and imperfections that come from a collaboration with nature in Thermophile, his MFA thesis project. Read More >

Alisa Yang (MFA ‘16): Feminist Thought in Japan’s Love Hotels

March 7, 2016 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

Each year, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) awards U-M graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality. Recently, Stamps student Alisa Yang (MFA '16) was one of 23 graduate students to… Read More >

Carolyn Gennari: Community Connections Through U-M Collections

February 10, 2016 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Graduate Student, MFA

Sometimes, the most beautiful discoveries contain a breathtaking element of surprise. Such is the case when one cracks open one of the many industrial-sized filing cabinets at the University of Michigan Herbarium. Read More >

Meet the 2015 MFAs

October 23, 2015 • Student Voices, Graduate Student, MFA

Our incoming MFA candidates discuss their backgrounds, influences, and artistic practice. Read More >

Interning with Antony Gormley

August 26, 2015 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Graduate Student, MFA

The Penny Stamps Speaker Series offers Stamps students an opportunity to meet and talk with some of the most prominent creative practitioners of our time. Recently, one such meeting gave graduate student Trevor King (MFA 2015) the chance to intern with renowned… Read More >