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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez: Practice or Holding Space for ______

January 31, 2019

Due to severe winter weather, the University of Michigan has declared an emergency reduction in operations beginning 12:00 am… 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 >

Lina Iris Viktor: Materia Prima

November 29, 2018

Lina Iris Viktor is a British-Liberian conceptual artist whose work centers around the age-old practice of gilding with 24-karat… Read More >

Hetain Patel: Don't Look at the Finger

November 8, 2018

Hetain Patel is a conceptually driven British artist and performer who explores themes of identity and freedom with an attentive… Read More >

Carolee Schneemann: Transformative Actions: The Films of Carolee Schneemann and VALIE EXPORT

November 7, 2018

Special Event: Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm / Detroit Film Theater, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 Carolee Schneemann is a… Read More >

Bob Kramer: At the Edge  

November 1, 2018

Bob Kramer is a master bladesmith, widely considered to be the greatest American knifesmith working today, and will share his… Read More >

Alice Rawsthorn: Design as an Attitude  

October 25, 2018

Alice Rawsthorn is an award-winning design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books Design as an Attitude and Hello… Read More >

Nigel Poor: The San Quentin Project  

October 18, 2018

Nigel Poor is a fine art photographer, a professor at California State University, Sacramento, and a member of the Bay Area photo… Read More >

Blue Planet and Planet Earth Production Teams: Capturing the Wild

October 11, 2018

Tom Hugh-Jones is the producer of the David Attenborough-narrated Planet Earth BBC series and has spent twenty-two years producing… Read More >

Xu Bing: The Origins of Creativity  

October 7, 2018

Special Event: Sunday, October 7, 4pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Internationally renowned… Read More >