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



Call for Artists: Stamp Gallery Docent Curated Exhibition, Summer 2018

posted on February 15, 2018

The Stamp Gallery is currently seeking entries by artists for its annual docent-curated exhibition, which will be on view from late May through July, 2018. Information about the themes of the exhibition, the type of works sought, and the submission process can be found here. We encourage you to submit work!

Apply to CAPP

posted on February 15, 2018

*Apply to be part of the 2018–2019 CAPP committee! Applications are due by April 8* 

Applications are now open for the 2018–19 Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP) student committee! The mission of the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program is to educate and inspire by exposing the campus community to thought-provoking art created by noted contemporary artists. Now in its twelfth year, the program provides a student committee the opportunity to interact with the art world by researching, discussing, and purchasing artwork by emerging and established contemporary artists. CAPP operates on a biannual basis. Students of diverse majors are selected to participate through a competitive application process. Together they embark on a rigorous research and training program, including extensive visits to galleries and artists’ studios in Baltimore, New York, and Washington, DC.

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FALSE MONARCHY at the Stamp Gallery

posted on February 08, 2018


January 24–March 17, 2018

Opening Reception and Performance by the Artist: Wednesday, January 31, 6:30–8:30 pm


In False Monarchy, Philadelphia-based artist Kyle Kogut uses the practices and symbols of occultism, the visual culture of the Northern Renaissance, and the ubiquitous iconography of the auto industry to explore the contemporary politics of American myth and despair. This solo exhibition presents a collection of new installations, sculptures, and drawings by Kogut, all examining the disturbing effects of America’s continued attachment to the myth of heavy industry as a miraculous source of economic growth and consumer euphoria. Kogut—the son of an auto mechanic—works in response to his own family background and upbringing, considering how narratives of the artist’s creative expression relate to labor and mortality.  The work in False Monarchy includes drawings influenced by the visual idiom of American automotive propaganda as well as the precision of Northern Renaissance draughtsmanship. It also features sculptures and video installation work that combine the soundscapes of drone metal with the meditative environments and symbology of the occult, encouraging critical overidentification with the metaphysical structures of American late capitalism. 

Curated by Raino Isto 





False Monarchy features a Pop-Up Art Library made possible by THE ART LIBRARY located at 2213 Parren J. Mitchell Art Sociology Building at the University of Maryland. Special thanks to THE ART LIBRARY for making possible the exhibition's reading room, where visitors can enjoy a selection of books related to themes explored by the artworks on view. 


False Monarchy reviewed by The Diamondback: read more

False Monarchy exhibition video spot by The Diamondback: view here

Arts on Campus





This spring, spend Thursday evenings exploring modern and contemporary art at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC! As part of the University of Maryland─Phillips partnership, admission to the Phillips is now free for all UMD students, faculty, and staff, and a 40-seat shuttle bus offers complimentary, round-trip transportation from the heart of campus to the Phillips every Thursday evening starting January 25 and running through May 10, except during Spring Break. 


    • Seating on the the UMD Phillips Connection shuttle is now first-come, first-served. There is no need to pre-register; simply come to the Stamp bus slip before 5:30pm on Thursday evening, and present your UID to the shuttle driver to board the shuttle. 40 spots are available on the bus.
    • Once you arrive at the Phillips, your visit is independent and self-directed. Present your UID for free admission and check out the exhibition, permanent collection, programming, shop, café, and neighborhood per your own schedule and interests. For a calendar of UMD─Phillips programs, visit: For additional Phillips programs, including the popular first-Thursday Phillips after 5 events, visit
    • The return shuttle departs The Phillips Collection’s main entrance at 1600 21st Street promptly at 8:30 pm. The bus will depart on time and will not make additional stops or returns for late passengers. 
    • If you wish to remain in Dupont Circle past 8:30 pm and return to campus by public transit, you are free to do so. For information about public transit near the Phillips visit


    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 - 06:00PM
    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.


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    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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