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COVID-19 Relief: Stamps Student Emergency Fund

May 26, 2020 • Giving, Making a Difference, Undergraduate Student

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the Stamps community together to face new challenges, address unprecedented complexities, and find new ways to support one another during this difficult time. Read More >

2020 Big Idea Award Winner: Erin Wakeland (BFA ‘20)

May 1, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Erin Wakeland's (BFA '20) big idea started with a modest banner. In red capital letters stitched across white cloth, it reads "YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED." Wakeland made the banner as part of an independent project during her senior year, when she also hung… 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 >

Erin Arsenault: Making Masterpieces

January 20, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Going into her junior year, Erin Arsenault (BA '20) knew she wanted to continue her education after graduation to become a certified art therapist. After a good experience volunteering with University of Michigan (U-M) Medical Center's therapeutic art program,… Read More >

Mindfulness from Scratch: Washi-making with Master Papermakers Tomomi and Hisashi Kano

December 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Research & Leadership, Cool Classes & Assignments

From September 20-October 23, 2019, the Stamps School of Art & Design hosted master artists, master papermakers, and senseis Tomomi and Hisashi Kano. Organized by Professor Endi Poskovic and 2D Media Studio Coordinator Nicholas Dowgwillo, the Kanos worked… 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 >

2019 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

November 27, 2019 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s 2019 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring the exceptional works of our undergraduate students in art and design, was celebrated on Friday, November 22 with a reception in the school’s downtown Stamps… Read More >

Artist Q&A: Amira Hanafi

November 19, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Undergraduate Student

It is 3:05 PM on a Monday afternoon, and Amira Hanafi and I both hesitantly emerge from different corners of the cafe where we have been instructed to meet. “I googled YOU!” Amira laughs after I admit to scanning the “Amira Hanafi” Google image results so I… 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 >

Stamps Students Receive Top Honors at Campus Movie Festival

November 1, 2019 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Stamps students Sophie Hullinger (BFA '20) and Natalie Nye (BFA '20) were awarded top honors for their 4-minute animated comedy film, How to Get a Job at the 2019 Campus Movie Festival(CMF) competition at the University of Michigan. Read More >