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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.

His­tor­i­cally, Penny Stamps Speaker Series pro­grams took place on Thurs­days at 5:10 pm at the his­toric Michi­gan The­ater, locat­ed at 603 E. Lib­er­ty Street in down­town Ann Arbor. Dur­ing the pan­demic, weekly events are streamed in part­ner­ship with Detroit Pub­lic Television. 

Penny Stamps Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

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