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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

Oskar Eustis: Theater and Democracy  

January 16, 2020

Oskar Eustis has served as artistic director of The Public Theater in New York City since 2005. In the past four years, Eustis has… Read More >

Edel Rodriguez: On Freedom and Risk  

November 21, 2019

Edel Rodriguez is a Cuban American artist who is inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia,… Read More >

Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here  

November 14, 2019

Los Angeles-based artist Suzanne Lacy is internationally renowned as a pioneer in the field of socially engaged and public art. Her… Read More >

Artur ┼╗mijewski: Working Around, Against, and Without

November 11, 2019

Special Event: Monday, November 11, 5:30pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Multi media artist,… Read More >

Marina Willer: Design Why?  

November 7, 2019

Marina Willer is a graphic designer and filmmaker responsible for ground-breaking brand identities such as Tate, Serpentine, Oxfam,… Read More >

John Cameron Mitchell: In Conversation  

November 1, 2019

Special Event: Friday, November 1, 7:00pm / Bethlehem United Church, 423 S. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI Best known for his double Tony… Read More >

Joe Caslin: Is Street art Capable of Advancing a Society?  

October 31, 2019

Designboom Magazine has Described the work of Joe Caslin as “towering works of art [that] appear like massive sketch books across… Read More >

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 >