Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Stamp Gallery Operations through April 13

The Stamp Gallery will be closed through April 13 following University guidelines on COVID-19. The deadlines for our CAPP Committee Applications and Student-Curated exhibitions have been extended until April 10, 2020. Additionally, letters of recommendation for the CAPP Committee applications do not need to be mailed in but can be emailed to Tara Youngborg at Any questions can be directed to



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all STAMP-hosted events are cancelled through April 10.

For UMD updates:


Phillips Collection Shuttle Spring 2020

posted on February 26, 2020

This spring, the University of Maryland’s Department of Transportation Services will continue providing a free weekly shuttle bus to The Phillips Collection in Washington this semester through their joint partnership with the art museum, according to the Stamp Student Union website.

Phillips is free for all UMD students, faculty, and staff, and a 26-seat shuttle bus offers complimentary, round-trip transportation from the heart of campus to the Phillips every Thursday evening (except the week of spring break) from February 6 through May 7, 2020.

Departs: The Stamp bus slip @ 5:30 pm
Returns: The Phillips Collection main entrance, 1600 21st Street @ 8:30 pm

Apply to the 2020-2021 Contemporary Art Purchasing Program Committee!

posted on February 13, 2020

Do you think art can change the world? Do you believe art can teach us more about our diverse society? Do you want a say in the kind of art STAMP collects and publicly displays?  The Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP) is an art acquisition program led by students for students – this is your chance to make your mark and learn how contemporary art reflects the world around us!



CAPP offers UMD graduate and undergraduate students, of all majors, a unique hands-on professional development opportunity. Anyone can apply from any major—we select six students every other year. Besides learning about artists working today, students will also gain firsthand experience with the business of art. This experience includes direct communication and negotiations with renowned artists, gallerists, museum directors and curators.  Students will participate fully in the acquisition process, including but not limited to: visiting artist studios, gallery visits to Baltimore, D.C. and New York City, and presenting acquisition proposals to an advisory board of art professionals.

Students in the CAPP Program Looking at artwork

Applications now open and additional information at:

Application deadline April 3, 2020

Fall Hours

Stamp Gallery is open

Monday 10:00AM - 08:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM - 08:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM - 08:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM - 08:00PM
Friday 10:00AM - 08:00PM
Saturday 11:00AM - 05:00PM
Sunday Closed

Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.





The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit


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