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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

Keiji Ashizawa: Community Building and DIY Design  

September 28, 2017

Keiji Ashizawa has been involved in designing architectural spaces, interiors, furniture, and lighting since the founding of his… Read More >

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

September 21, 2017

Due to a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series event featuring Congressman John Lewis, Andrew… Read More >

Screening: Get in the Way

September 21, 2017

A free screening of the 2017 PBS documentary Get in the Way will be presented on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm in the… Read More >

jessica Care moore: We Want Our Bodies Back  

September 14, 2017

Native Detroiter jessica Care moore is a playwright, author, activist, musician, performance artist, and institution-builder. A… Read More >

Joyce Jenje Makwenda with Dr. Melvin Peters: Motown in Zimbabwe  

June 22, 2017

Special Event: Thursday, June 22, 6 pm at Cultivate 307 N. River St., Ypsilanti Joyce Jenje Makwenda is an archivist, historian,… Read More >

Doug Miro: A Writer's View

April 19, 2017

Special Event: Wednesday, April 19, 7pm at MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit Screenwriter and Michigan native Doug Miro, with… Read More >

Heather Dewey-Hagborg: Hacking Biopolitics  

April 6, 2017

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her… Read More >

Karim Rashid: The Future of Design  

March 30, 2017

Karim Rashid’s creativity finds form in commercial product design, hospitality and retail design, packaging, interiors,… Read More >

New Negress Film Society: I am a Negress of Noteworthy Talent

March 23, 2017

Originally formed to create community in an industry where Black women voices and stories are often suppressed, the New Negress… Read More >

Tracey Snelling: Multiple Realities

March 20, 2017

Special Event: Monday, March 20, 5:10 PM at UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor Through the use of sculpture,… Read More >

Saya Woolfalk: World Builder  

March 16, 2017

According to The Huffington Post, Saya Woolfalk “doesn’t create artworks, she creates worlds.” A New York-based artist who uses… Read More >

Andrew Logan: The Artistic Adventure  

March 9, 2017

Andrew Logan’s work spans the fields of sculpture, theater, pageants, jewelry, and interior design. As a scene-maker Logan is the… Read More >

Ping Chong: All Islands Connect Under Water  

February 16, 2017

Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed director, playwright, and pioneer in the use of media in the theater. He is the… Read More >

Jonathan Barnbrook: What You Want Is Not What You Need

February 9, 2017

Jonathan Barnbrook is probably best known for his design collaborations with David Bowie, having created the covers for his last… Read More >

Sara Hendren: Wonder + Skepticism

February 2, 2017

Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and professor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material art and design… Read More >

Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth is I Love You  

January 26, 2017

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to race, identity, history, and popular… Read More >

Joe Sacco: Galvanizing Social Justice Through Comics  

January 19, 2017

Leading graphic historical novelist Joe Sacco will chronicle how and why he uses the graphic novel format to catalyze social… Read More >

Meredith Monk: Pioneering Performance  

January 17, 2017

Special Event: Tuesday, January 17, 5:10 pm at the Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor Meredith Monk is a composer, singer,… Read More >

Robert Platt: Prosfuge  

January 12, 2017

International artist Robert Platt’s creative work encompasses painting, architectural installation, and moving image. Drawing on… Read More >

Roland Graf: From the Ground Up  

December 1, 2016

Austrian artist, architect, and designer Roland Graf crosses many disciplines to design objects, intervene in public spaces and… Read More >