Calling your inner art buyer!



Applications due April 11th!


The University of Maryland College Park Stamp Student Union has developed a Contemporary Arts Purchasing program whose mission is to educate and inspire by exposing the campus community to thought-provoking art created by noted contemporary artists. The program also provides a diverse student committee the opportunity to interact with the art world by researching, discussing, and purchasing artwork by emerging and established contemporary artists.



¤ Participants will be required to enroll in Markets and Collecting, a Contemporary Art Theory course (ARTT489C) during the Fall semester of the program year. In addition to the class, members are expected to attend weekly meetings with CAPP adviser.

¤ During the Spring semester of the program year, student committee members must also enroll in a one credit class to prepare for their trips to D.C., Baltimore and New York City—where they will visit galleries and artist’s studios. At the conclusion of the program, the students on the committee will present their acquisition recommendations to the CAPP Advisory Board, a panel made up of curator’s, collectors, and art historians.


Previous Committee Members & Alumni


Lindsay Smilow

Dominique Ryan

Dara Koppelman

Rachel Kurinsky

Emily Newton

Fernando Ramirez


Sana Javed

Ali Stuebner

Alison Reilly

Megan Wickless

Ophra Paul


Michele Briley

Erin Kim

Mara Duvra

David Phelps

Eldis Sula


Nathalia Gabriel

Zulekha Sayyed

Jennifer Clifford

Hanna Kelly

Alexander McCormick

Sarah Buchanan

The Stamp 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. 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 the public 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 located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park.  The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-8:00PM; Fridays 10:00AM-6:00PM; and Saturdays 11:00AM-5:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on tohttp://www.thestamp.umd.edu/gallery or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 orstampgallery@umd.edu

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