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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 Żmijewski: 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 >

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 >