Contact Stamp Gallery

1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Current Exhibition

NEW ARRIVALS 2015: Collecting Contemporary Art at the University of Maryland

**FINAL WEEKS! Closing December 18, 2015**

Introducing the latest acquisitions of the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP), featuring work by Derrick ADAMSWafaa BILALTitus KAPHARJohn PARADISOElle PÉREZ, and Ellington ROBINSON

Nearly all completed within the last two years, the works on view explore intersecting contemporary experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, global conflict, and personal identity. Spanning photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and multimedia construction, they incorporate materials as diverse as gold leaf, asphalt paper, shrink wrap, crude oil, and repurposed furniture.

Learn more about the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program

Special thanks to our campus partner THE ART LIBRARY at the University of Maryland for making possible the exhibition's reading room, where visitors can enjoy a selection of books related to themes in the artworks on view.

Regular Hours - Fall 2015


10 am–8 pm


10 am–6 pm


11 am–4 pm

Sundays and University of Maryland holidays


Latest News

Adam Holofcener, attorney, musician, and Executive Director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, hosted a conversation on Creative Copyright at the Stamp Gallery, Monday, November 9. Download his recommended resource to all artists, the College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

DC artist Ellington Robinson, whose work is on view in New Arrivals 2015, joined David C. Driskell in a conversation about art and mentorship at the National Gallery of Art, Sunday, November 1. Listen to the podcast.  

East City Art blog's Eric Hope reviews New Arrivals 2015. Read the review

The Diamondback's Josh Magness covers The Stamp Gallery's fall exhibition. Read the news story



Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.

Special Events

Opening Reception and Birthday Party for CAPP at 10: The Shape of Remembering 

Thursday, January 28, 5–8 pm

FREE and open to the public

The 2015–2016 academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the University of Maryland’s Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP). Over the course of a decade, the collection—assembled through the talent and dedication of students at the University of Maryland—has grown to include some forty works of art by 33 artists from our region and around the world. Nearly all of this outstanding collection will be on view in a special retrospective exhibition filling the Stamp Gallery and surrounding spaces in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life.

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