September 20th, 2014

It’s never too early to start buying Halloween candy- experimental artist Eric Millikin may have already cleared out your local grocery’s supply.  Using candy as a medium, he recreates images of classic horror film characters.  Read what he has to say about his work here

September 19th, 2014

Visit UMMA this weekend! There’s plenty to see and do.

Our gift shop now sells Sweetwaters coffee and tea! Stop in to grab a cup and stay a while to study in our commons.

Tours run Sunday, September 21 at 1 and 2pm.

Come see our newest exhibition, Paramodel, on view now through January 4th.

September 19th, 2014


Today in New York City Stamps professor Holly Hughes hosts a symposium at NYU titled "Performing Species: What can animal studies and performance studies teach each other?"

This symposium explores the intersections of the two fields of study “and their potential to expand understandings of a range of subjects that are a focus of current work in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including labor, gender, the body, affect, and ecology.”

The symposium will include bits of performance by participating artists, including Stamps fave (& alum!) Joseph Keckler!

Look forward to Holly’s book event at Literati Bookstore in November for her book "Animal Acts: Performing Species Today"

September 19th, 2014

UMMA Director Joseph Rosa Interview to Air on Radio

UMMA Director Joseph Rosa’s episode of ‘Damian on Design’ will be airing on 1290AM tomorrow at 9:15am! Mr. Rosa will be discussing 'Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham', on display at UMMA through October 12th. Tune in for what we’re sure will be an intriguing interview! (Simply follow the link and press the red ‘LISTEN LIVE’ button at the top right)

September 19th, 2014

Create a Wearable Work from Discarded Materials and Win Big!

ArtsEngine and Living Arts are hosting their annual competition: 42 Hours of Re-Creativity, to engage U-M students in planning, designing and building a product using re-used or commonly discarded materials. This year students will be asked to focus specifically on wearable items which can be technology, fashion-based or anything else that they can brainstorm. The deadline for registration is October 5th. Think you have what it takes? Get your team together now and start creating! More details on the competition HERE.

Image: Ouk Chim Vichet, Apsara Warrior, 2004, metal, Museum purchase made possible by Guy and Nora Barron, UMMA, 2007/2.79

September 18th, 2014


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September 18th, 2014

UMMA Collection Highlights: José Guadalupe Posada

José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican political printmaker who lived from 1852-1913. Check out some of his work that’s currently on view in UMMA’s basement near the Helmut Stern Auditorium!


Calavera Zapatista, c. 1910


Calavera Huertista, c. 1910


Calavera Maderista, c. 1910

September 18th, 2014


Don’t miss Pussy Riot/Zona Prava TONIGHT at the Michigan Theatre (@ 5:10) as a part of the UM Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series!

(Source: emotionalasfck)

Reblogged from What the F Magazine
September 18th, 2014

Congratulations to Collin McRae and Peter Leix, both alumni of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design MFA program. The two met at Michigan and were married this past weekend. Both also have ties to UMMA! 

Collin McRae has a long history with UMMA - initially a Student Programming and Advisory Council member in 2010, Collin also participated in the Many Voices project ( and has worked with us an art instructor for our Family Art Studio.

Peter Leix has video recorded many events at UMMA including SMTD Professor Steve Rush’s premiere of the FluxOpera “Kit and Ulysses: The Digital Music Ensemble Goes Flux” in conjunction with the UMMA exhibition of Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life. 

September 17th, 2014

Paramodel’s Paramodelic Graffiti, currently on view at UMMA, is getting us excited about the use of children’s toys in art! Here are some other artists exploring the theme.

Citrus Mower, Christopher Boffoli

dollfaces, Freya Jobbins

From the Isreal 2012 Series, Brian McCarty

Balloon Dog, Jeff Koons

Untitled, Urs Fischer

September 16th, 2014

Check out this story on The Pageant of the Masters, an event in which a collection of classic and contemporary works are recreated by live people in elaborate stagings. 

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