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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 >

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 >

Disney Animator Floyd Norman Visits Campus

October 25, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, Undergraduate Student

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Disney animator Floyd Norman was on site in UMMA's Helmut Stern Auditorium for a Q&A following a screening of the documentary Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, presented in partnership by the Stamps School of Art & Design and UMMA. Read More >

Takuji Hamanaka Visits Stamps School

October 5, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Cool Classes & Assignments, Undergraduate Student

Professor Endi Poskovic hosted Roman J. Witt visiting artist Takuji Hamanaka for a three-day residency in the Print Media Studio at the Stamps School of Art & Design from September 24-26, 2018. Read More >

Student Impact: Kiki Smith Witt Artist Residency

July 16, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Undergraduate Student

Kiki Smith is one of the foremost artists working in print media today, and is known for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. Read More >

Kiki Smith Exhibits Work Created at Stamps School Residency

May 18, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Faculty

A set of Kiki Smith etchings entitled Autumn Two and Four, Autumn Two and Five, and Autumn Five—created as part of Smith's week-long residency at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in October 2017—are part of the current… Read More >

Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey Discusses Equity, Race, and Privilege through Food

April 12, 2018 • Visiting Artist, Social Engagement, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

In late April 2018, the Stamps School of Art & Design will host Witt Visiting Artist Tunde Wey. Read More >