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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


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Upcoming Exhibition: UN/Sustainable

posted on May 15, 2019

On view: June 5 - July 12

Curated by: Kat Mullineaux

Featuring artwork by: George Lorio, Susanne Slavick, Zelda Zinn, Katie Kehoe, and Samantha DiRosa

 

About the exhibition

As we confront shifting environmental realities, the influence of policy past and present, and the impact of such things on humanity, art can serve as a starting point for change. Artists stand at the forefront, using their stories to open the eyes of viewers and reflect upon their own relationships to the physical world. UN/Sustainable presents one of the many questions that we as global citizens must answer: Are our ways of existing sustainable?

 

Opening reception: June 5, 6-7:30PM, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, light refreshments served

 


Call for Artists: The Stamp Gallery at UMD undergraduate-curated summer exhibition

posted on April 22, 2019

What is the difference between fine art and domestic handicraft? In the tradition set out by European art salons and academies, fine art has historically been created by classically trained artists -- those who spent decades honing their technique in strict academic settings. Domestic handicraft, while also dependent on highly talented and trained creators, has not received the same level of acclaim and prestige. This may be because handicraft is largely comprised of “women’s work,” featuring mediums such as embroidery, cross stitch, sewing, and other stereotypically feminine art practices. However, what was once considered an idle pastime has since become more highly regarded as a fine art form. While the definition of fine art has expanded to include a wider array of backgrounds than it did during the time of all-male exhibitions and institutions, there is still much to be done in terms of accepting and celebrating traditionally female-oriented art practices in high-brow art spaces.

This exhibition is part of the Stamp Gallery’s annual undergraduate-curated exhibitions, from which undergraduates apply with a prospectus for an exhibition during the summer term at the Stamp Gallery. Previous exhibitions in this series can be seen on the Stamp Gallery's website

Application Deadline | June 10th
Notification Date | June 17th
Exhibition Dates | July 22nd - August 31st


To learn more, check out the entire prospectus, linked here

MFA Midpoint Exhibition: Residuum

posted on April 09, 2019

On view April 11 - May 25

 

Featuring:

Lauren G. Koch

Jeremy Thomas Kunkel

Matthew Robertson

Michael Thron

 

Opening Reception: April 11 from 5-7PM in Stamp Gallery. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist Talks

Mirrored Re-Collection, November 1 - December 15, 2018


In Conversation with Sobia Ahmad, November 15:

https://youtu.be/wntsY3R0jas

In Conversation with Sepideh Salehi, November 28:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ-VDY-XJg0&feature=youtu.be

 

NEWS

Mirrored Re-Collection and Sepideh Salehi's Artist Talk Featured in The Diamondback:

http://www.dbknews.com/2018/12/05/umd-mirrored-re-collection-stamp-gallery-sepideh-salehi/


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Media Lux reviewed in The Washington Post: read more

Media Lux reviewed in UMD's The Writer's Bloc: read more 

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EXHIBITIONS 

  • Residuum, Stamp Gallery, 1220 STAMP Student Union, on view April 11–May 25, 2019.

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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 msac.org.

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