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2021 Big Idea Award Winner: Phoebe Danaher

May 1, 2021 • Undergraduate Student

To pass as a gangster in most crime stories, Phoebe Danaher (BFA '21) says a man has to present himself as a fantastical archetype — hyper-masculine, without mercy, and above the law. But when this character is a trans man in the early 1900s, that archetype… Read More >

Destini T. Riley Receives Inaugural “Start Your Journey” Atharva Kharkar Memorial Award

May 1, 2021 • Undergraduate Student

An honorary member of the Stamps Class of 2021 (Stamps BA and Ross BBA), Atharva Kharkar was a beloved member of the Stamps School community. Read More >

Stamps Students Animate for 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival

March 15, 2021 • Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 term, students in Professor Heidi Kumao’s Experimental Animation class created animations to promote the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), the longest running avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. The festival is… Read More >

Networking During the Pandemic: Stamps Students + Virtual Artist Visits

February 23, 2021 • Visiting Artist, Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Instructors at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are finding creative ways to help students connect with professional artists and designers from across the globe through virtual visits — often finding unexpected advantages to the modality in the… Read More >

Creative Adaptations: Exhibiting During the Pandemic

February 9, 2021 • Social Engagement, Faculty Stories, Faculty

While many museums and galleries are finding new ways to connect artists and audiences virtually during the pandemic, we all miss the experience of seeing creative work in-person. Read More >

Stamps Students Bring Art Projects to Families at Home

January 27, 2021 • Social Engagement, Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 semester, Stamps students in Melanie Manos’ Detroit Connections: In the Classroom course were faced with a challenging question. How could they connect kids with creative activities and art education while so many K-12 students were… Read More >

The M-Bassador Student Volunteer Program, Where Stampers and Alums Connect

January 20, 2021 • Alumni, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design is proud to announce the M-Bassador Student Volunteer Program, bringing Stamps students and the school alumni community together in meaningful ways through mentoring, networking, and other events. Read More >

Stamps School Announces $25K “Big Idea” Award for 2021

December 9, 2020 • 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 >

Interpreting 2020 Through Line Language

December 4, 2020 • Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

During the Fall 2020 semester, Stamps students are doing what artists and designers are challenged to do every day: give form to feeling. Read More >

International Experience @ Home: Global Studio

November 30, 2020 • Classes & Assignments, International, Undergraduate Student

With study abroad programs currently paused due to the pandemic, the Stamps School of Art & Design has developed new ways for students to build global competencies. A new 400-level virtual studio course for Winter 2021, Global Studio, brings international… Read More >