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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

CANCELED - Lucy McRae: Future of Wellness

November 16, 2017

The Lucy McRae presentation scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 16 has been canceled.   Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist,… Read More >

Art Spiegelman: Comics is the Yiddish of Art

November 9, 2017

Artist and Illustrator Art Spiegelman is known widely for his Pulitzer Prize-winning literary graphic novel Maus, a Holocaust… Read More >

Morehshin Allahyari: On Digital Colonialism, Re-figuring, and Monstrosity  

November 2, 2017

Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian media artist, activist, educator, and curator who uses computer modeling and digital fabrication… Read More >

Jason Yates: Fast Friends Forever

October 24, 2017

Special Event: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 pm at UMMA (525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) Jason Yates, a Detroit native,… Read More >

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

October 21, 2017

Special Event: Saturday, October 21, 7 pm at Wasserman Projects (3434 Russell St #502, Detroit, MI 48207) Penny Arcade is an… Read More >

Kiki Smith: Copy Cat: Meandering Prints  

October 19, 2017

Kiki Smith is known for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. Smith uses a broad… Read More >

Mark Dion: Waiting for the Extraordinary

October 18, 2017

Special Event: Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 pm at UMMA (525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) Mark Dion’s work examines the… Read More >

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 >