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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Upcoming Lectures

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected innovators from a broad spectrum of fields to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by series sponsors Michigan Radio, WUOM 91.7 FM and ArtsEngine.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

 

Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth is I Love You

January 26, 2017

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to race, identity, history, and popular… Read More >

Sara Hendren: Wonder + Skepticism

February 2, 2017

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and professor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material art and design… Read More >

Jonathan Barnbrook: What You Want Is Not What You Need

February 9, 2017

Jonathan Barnbrook is probably best known for his design collaborations with David Bowie, having created the covers for his last… Read More >

Ping Chong: All Islands Connect Under Water

February 16, 2017

Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed director, playwright, and pioneer in the use of media in the theater. He is the… Read More >

Andrew Logan: The Artistic Adventure

March 9, 2017

Andrew Logan’s work spans the fields of sculpture, theater, pageants, jewelry, and interior design. As a scene-maker Logan is the… Read More >

Saya Woolfalk: World Builder

March 16, 2017

According to The Huffington Post, Saya Woolfalk “doesn’t create artworks, she creates worlds.” A New York-based artist who uses… Read More >

Tracey Snelling: Multiple Realities

March 20, 2017

Special Event: Monday, March 20, 5:10 PM at UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor Through the use of sculpture,… Read More >

New Negress Film Society: I am a Negress of Noteworthy Talent

March 23, 2017

Originally formed to create community in an industry where black female voices and stories are often suppressed, the New Negress… Read More >

Karim Rashid: The Future of Design

March 30, 2017

Karim Rashid’s creativity finds form in commercial product design, hospitality and retail design, packaging, interiors,… Read More >

Heather Dewey-Hagborg: Hacking Biopolitics

April 6, 2017

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her… Read More >

Doug Miro: A Writer's View

April 19, 2017

Special Event: Wednesday, April 19, 7pm at MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit Screenwriter and Michigan native Doug Miro, with… Read More >