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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Upcoming Lectures

Download a printable PDF schedule of events for Winter 2020.

Cullen Washington Jr.: Abstract Meditations on the Grid and Humanity

January 23, 2020

Cullen Washington Jr.’s work offers meditations on human interconnectivity and “the universal framework that undergirds all… Read More >

Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John de Lancie: Theater of Justice

January 30, 2020

This event brings together Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, legal scholar and practitioner Len Niehoff, and… Read More >

Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan: SQÜRL

February 4, 2020

Special Event: Tuesday, February 4, 7:00pm / Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Acclaimed filmmaker Jim… Read More >

Angela Washko: Tactical Embodiment

February 6, 2020

Angela Washko is an artist, writer, and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions about feminism in spaces… Read More >

Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez: Liminal Practice(s)

February 13, 2020

A visual artist who trained as an architect, Amanda Williams’ practice blurs disciplinary distinctions. She employs color as a way… Read More >

Courtney McClellan: Observer v. Witness

February 17, 2020

Special Event: Monday, February 17, 5:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Courtney McClellan is… Read More >

David Lang: Music and Bad Manners

February 20, 2020

As one of America’s most performed composers, David Lang has “solidified his standing as an American master,” as The New Yorker… Read More >

Dr. Alex Dehgan: Hacking in the Sixth Extinction

March 12, 2020

Dr. Alex Dehgan’s contributions to the fight against climate change are prolific, solutions-oriented, and built to a global scale.… Read More >

Shaka Senghor: Writing My Wrongs

March 19, 2020

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an… Read More >

Martha Colburn: Rip it Up

March 26, 2020

Filmmaker, artist, and animator Martha Colburn’s films examine the complex dynamics of contemporary life, politics, and society.… Read More >

Abigail DeVille: Only When It's Dark Enough Can You See the Stars

April 1, 2020

Special Event: Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 New York-based… Read More >

Gluklya: The Place of the Artist is on the Side of the Weak: A Manifesto for the 21st Century

April 2, 2020

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya) is a visual and performance artist. Her manifesto states: “The place of the artist is on… Read More >

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: In Person

April 9, 2020

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, is a Nigerian-born visual artist working in Los Angeles. Crosby… Read More >