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About the Series

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps (19442018), the Penny Stamps Speaker Series brings respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields to Ann Arbor to conduct weekly public lectures and engagements.

Design professional, arts advocate, philanthropist, and friend Penny W. Stamps dedicated herself to elevating opportunities for the culture-makers of tomorrow. In 2012, the U‑M Board of Regents named the School of Art & Design in her honor, creating the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. The Stamps Gallery and Stamps Creative Work Awards are also named in her honor.

Winter 2022 Speaker Series Events

Thank you for being a part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series community. We are proud to announce the return of live, in-person events beginning on March 24, 2022: join us at Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater, locat­ed at 603 E. Lib­er­ty Street. Always free and open to the public, events will be held on Thursdays at our new time: 5:30 pm. 

Live speaker events that were previously canceled in 2022 will be rescheduled and announced later this year. 

In partnership with Detroit Public Television and PBS Books, each week’s events will be released online Fridays at 8pm on this page, at dptv​.org/​p​e​n​n​y​s​tamps, and on the Penny Stamps Series Facebook page for on-demand viewing. Some programs may not be available online, depending on artist requests. Interested in receiving notifications before online videos go live? Sign up to receive a reminder before each event begins streaming.

Follow the Penny Stamps Speaker Series on social media for additional info: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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Content Notice

In accor­dance with the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan’s Stan­dard Prac­tice Guide­lines on Free­dom of Speech and Artis­tic Expres­sion, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series does not cen­sor our speak­ers or their con­tent. The con­tent pro­vided is intended for adult audi­ences and does not reflect the views of the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan or Detroit Pub­lic Television.