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2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling

June 15, 2020 • Visiting Artist, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce the 2021 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Tracey Snelling. 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 >

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 >

Virtual Reality Opera Explores Consciousness, Sleep at U-M

September 20, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Research & Leadership, Faculty

Columbia College Chicago Professor Paul Catanese is a 2019-2020 visiting artist at the University of Michigan, where he will further develop his new opera, Century of Progress / Sleep. An exploration of the mysteries of consciousness and sleep, the opera is… Read More >

The In-Between: Suffering, Comfort, and JuYeon Kim

September 17, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Faculty

Each academic year, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design welcomes a new artist/designer to the school community through the Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence program. Designed to foster the creation of new work, residents of this competitive program… Read More >

2019-2020 Witt Artist in Residence: Courtney McClellan

June 28, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Faculty, Graduate Student

The Stamps School of Art & Design and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) are pleased to announce our 2019-20 Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence: Courtney McClellan. Read More >

Shoe Design at Stamps

February 12, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments

In January 2019, Shane Ward (BFA ‘96), Creative Director of Footwear at DKNY and GHBASS (G-III Apparel Group), led a shoe-design workshop for Stamps students. Read More >

Stamps Gallery Hosts Inaugural Symposium: Talking About a Revolution

November 28, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement

From Friday, November 9-Saturday, November 10, the Stamps Gallery hosted its inaugural symposium,Talking About a Revolution: Art, Design, and the Institution. Read More >

Rebekah Modrak, Claudia Bitran, and the Sinking of the Titanic

November 28, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments

Hosted by Stamps professor Rebekah Modrak, Claudia Bitran was a Witt Visiting Artist at the Stamps School of Art and Design from October 21-24 during the Fall 2018 term. Together, Modrak and Bitran organized a recreation of scenes from director James Cameron’s… Read More >