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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Penny Stamps Speaker Series + DPTV

Keeping the community curious, engaged, and connected, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series is teaming up with Detroit Public Television to stream select Penny Stamps Speaker Series talks from the archive.

On Fridays at 8:00 pm ET, visit the Stamps Series Facebook page or to revisit presentations from innovative artists:

  • July 31 – Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, John de Lancie, and Len Niehoff
  • August 7 - Photographer Mary Ellen Mark
  • August 14 - Artist Kiki Smith
  • August 21 - Fashion designer Anna Sui
  • August 28 - Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel

View additional Stamps Speaker Series presentations on the Detroit Public Television website, and catch up with the entire archive below.


Past Lectures

Marilyn Minter: In Person  

October 24, 2019

Appropriating the aesthetics of fashion editorials and advertising, New York-based Marilyn Minter’s photorealist paintings examine… Read More >

Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant  

October 17, 2019

Lauren Bon is an environmental artist from Los Angeles, CA. Her practice, Metabolic Studio, explores self-sustaining and… Read More >

Mari Katayama: My Body as Material  

October 10, 2019

Japanese artist Mari Katayama features her own body in a provocative series of works combining photography, sculpture, and… Read More >

Lucy Lippard & Faith Wilding: Then & Now  

October 8, 2019

Special Event: Tuesday, October 8, 5:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Award-winning author,… Read More >

Stephen Jones: Hatology  

October 3, 2019

Born in Cheshire, England, and schooled in Liverpool, milliner Stephen Jones is a fashion icon. Coming of age during London’s… Read More >

Ibrahim Mahama: Failures Promises  

September 26, 2019

Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian artist who considers the ways in which capital and labor are expressed in common materials through… Read More >

Meleko Mokgosi: Pan-African Pulp

September 21, 2019

Special Event: Saturday, September 21, 7:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 For his UMMA… Read More >

Vinay Gupta: The Cities That Will Walk Away  

September 19, 2019

Vinay Gupta is an engineer, strategist, digital visionary, and future-builder. London-based and Scottish-born, Gupta has worked to… Read More >

Cyborg Arts / Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas: Transpecies  

September 12, 2019

Catalan-based artists, self-identified cyborgs, and influencers in the global cyborg art movement, Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas… Read More >

Sarah Vowell: Live

April 4, 2019

Sarah Vowell is the New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the… Read More >

Meow Wolf: Enter the Multiverse

March 28, 2019

Founded in 2008 as an art collective for DIY artists in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf creates immersive, multimedia experiences that… Read More >

Peter Sellars: Art as Moral Action  

March 21, 2019

MacArthur Genius Fellow Peter Sellars is an American theater director, noted for his unique contemporary stagings of classical and… Read More >

Mapplethorpe in Performance: Featuring Bryce Dessner and Korde Arrington Tuttle

March 14, 2019

This talk brings together the creative team behind Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), a University Musical Society (UMS)… Read More >

David Adjaye: Output

February 25, 2019

Note: this event has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm / Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI… Read More >

Clyde Petersen: Alternate Realities, Intentional Histories and Queer Survival: Building Your own World in Dystopic Times  

February 21, 2019

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist working in film, animation, music, installation, and spectacle. A proud member of the… Read More >

Carrie Mae Weems: A History of Violence, Heave  

February 14, 2019

For over thirty years Carrie Mae Weems, through the use of image, text, film, and video, has created a complex body of work that… Read More >

Juliana Huxtable: Post

February 7, 2019

The iconic Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer, and musician. Exploring the intersections of race, gender,… Read More >

Marisa Morán Jahn: Unraveling Power Through Art, Play, and Hijinks

January 24, 2019

An artist, filmmaker, and writer of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn founded Studio REV-, a nonprofit organization… Read More >

JuYeon Kim: Consolation

January 23, 2019

Special Event: Wednesday, January 23, 5:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Born in Seoul, South… Read More >

Eva Respini: Art in the Age of the Internet  

January 17, 2019

Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and specializes in global contemporary… Read More >