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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

Jaime Hayon: Design Follows Function, and then What?  

February 15, 2018

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. From his very first collections, Hayon has been at the forefront of… Read More >

Stephen Burks: Towards a New Perception of Design

February 8, 2018

Stephen Burks believes in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives. His ongoing Man Made… Read More >

Joseph Keckler: Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World

February 7, 2018

Special Event: Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 pm / Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washingon St, Ann Arbor 48109 Straddling the worlds… Read More >

Ebony G. Patterson: They Were…  

February 1, 2018

In much of her work, Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson explores the use of feminine gendered adornment in the construct of urban… Read More >

Hito Steyerl: Bubble Vision  

January 25, 2018

Hito Steyerl's prolific filmmaking and writing occupy a highly discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy, and… Read More >

Chico MacMurtrie: Border Crossers: Part 1

January 23, 2018

Special Event: Tuesday, January 23 at 7pm / Riverside Art Center, 76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Chico MacMurtrie is an… Read More >

Claudia Rankine With P. Carl: Theater Matters: Activism, Imagination, Citizenship  

January 18, 2018

Macarthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine and dramaturg P. Carl explore ways that contemporary theater and performance can catalyze… Read More >

CANCELED - Anicka Yi: The Flavor Genome

January 11, 2018

The Anicka Yi presentation scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 11 has been canceled. Anicka Yi is a New York City based… Read More >

Buster Simpson: Art Antioxidant  

December 7, 2017

Buster Simpson, an artist active since the late 1960s, has worked on major infrastructure and planning projects, site-specific… Read More >

Justine Mahoney: Tainted  

November 30, 2017

Justine Mahoney’s sculptures and collages have captivated audiences for their deceptively innocent approach to exploring the dark… Read More >

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell: March  

November 27, 2017

Special Event: Monday, November 27, 7:00 pm at Hill Auditorium (825 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109).  John Lewis is a… Read More >

CANCELED - Lucy McRae: Future of Wellness

November 16, 2017

The Lucy McRae presentation scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 16 has been canceled.   Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist,… Read More >

Art Spiegelman: Comics is the Yiddish of Art

November 9, 2017

Artist and Illustrator Art Spiegelman is known widely for his Pulitzer Prize-winning literary graphic novel Maus, a Holocaust… Read More >

Morehshin Allahyari: On Digital Colonialism, Re-figuring, and Monstrosity  

November 2, 2017

Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian media artist, activist, educator, and curator who uses computer modeling and digital fabrication… Read More >

Jason Yates: Fast Friends Forever

October 24, 2017

Special Event: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 pm at UMMA (525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) Jason Yates, a Detroit native,… Read More >

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

October 21, 2017

Special Event: Saturday, October 21, 7 pm at Wasserman Projects (3434 Russell St #502, Detroit, MI 48207) Penny Arcade is an… Read More >

Kiki Smith: Copy Cat: Meandering Prints  

October 19, 2017

Kiki Smith is known for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. Smith uses a broad… Read More >

Mark Dion: Waiting for the Extraordinary

October 18, 2017

Special Event: Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 pm at UMMA (525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) Mark Dion’s work examines the… Read More >

Jennifer Daniel: Talk to Me  

October 12, 2017

Jennifer Daniel is an illustrator, graphic designer, author, and regular contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. As a… Read More >

Christo: The Floating Piers and Work in Progress  

October 5, 2017

Christo is a sculptor known for co-creating large scale ephemeral works worldwide with his longtime artistic partner and wife,… Read More >