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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

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 >