February 6, 2014

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan comes to Chicago

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan
From the cover of the book Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, edited by Una Chaundhuri and Stamps faculty member Holly Hughes. Photo by Vick Ryder.

Whether you’re attending the CAA conference or just planning to be in the Chicago area from February 12 to 15, the Stamps School invites you to learn more about our vibrant creative community.

Drawing on the resources of a tier-one research university, the Stamps School at the University of Michigan offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees, integrating a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning with international study, meaningful global social engagement, and cutting-edge research.


Meet with representatives at the CAA conference to learn more about Stamps graduate and undergraduate programs.

Attend Stamps CAA panels:  “Unbecoming Animals,” chaired by Stamps faculty Holly Hughes and Irina Aristarkhova on Thursday, and, on Friday, “The Myth of Participation,” with Stamps faculty Nick Tobier and the “Research in Art and Design Colloquium” panel discussion with participants from Stamps and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Meet Stamps faculty, staff and alumni at a special reception on Thursday, February 13 hosted by Stamps and U-M’s History of Art Department from 5:30 to 7pm in the Chicago Hilton Boulevard Foyer (720 S. Michigan Avenue) Please RSVP to the reception by contacting Amber Connell at [email protected] or +1 734 764 0586.

In Chicago:
From February 12 to 16, Stamps alumni, faculty and students are part of exhibitions and performances throughout Chicago. Please join us for:

Wednesday, February 12:
Reading by Stamps faculty Holly Hughes from her new book
Animal Acts: Performing Species Today at the Women and Children First Book Store

Four evenings (February 13–16) of performances of the Off the Wall Cabaret at Links Hall, curated by Stamps faculty Holly Hughes and featuring performances by Stamps faculty, alumni and students.

Friday, February 14:
Exhibition openings:
Soft Drugs exhibition opening reception at Dfbrl8r and the opening reception of 3 Episodes on Design at the Lovely Bakery, featuring Stamps alums, faculty and students.

And on Saturday, February 15, panel discussion “Dorchester Projects: in the Neighborhood,” with Stamps faculty Nick Tobier, examining the role of cultural spaces.

For more information about Stamps:

Learn more about the Stamps School’s new graduate program.

Learn more about the Stamps School’s undergraduate programs, including our interdisciplinary program in Interarts Performance.

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