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Networking During the Pandemic: Stamps Students + Virtual Artist Visits

February 23, 2021 • Visiting Artist, Cool 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, Focus on Faculty, 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, Cool 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 • Cool 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 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Going Global: Stories from Abroad, 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 >

2020 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

November 13, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design proudly celebrates the exceptional work by our undergraduate students in art and design through the 2020 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Read More >

Distance, Communication, and Design for One

November 5, 2020 • Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Stamps School Professor Nick Tobier is interested in helping students in his remote Fall 2020 Change by Design course find creative focus in the constraints of the pandemic. Read More >

Virtual Career Bootcamp 2020

October 26, 2020 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

From October 12-17, eighty Stamps students RSVP’d for the 2020 Virtual Career Bootcamp event, featuring sessions led by recent alums for current Stamps students to explore the ins and outs of networking, interview skills, freelancing, and more. Read More >