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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Emory Douglas: Designing Justice  

October 4, 2018

Emory Douglas worked as the resident Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party in the San Francisco… Read More >

Catherine Opie: In Person  

October 3, 2018

Special Event: Wednesday, October 3, 5:30 pm / Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Catherine Opie is an… Read More >

Ariel Waldman: Unexpected Space Exploration  

September 27, 2018

Ariel Waldman currently sits on the council for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, which aims to nurture radical,… Read More >

Morag Myerscough: Belonging  

September 20, 2018

A proud Londoner, Morag Myerscough has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how color, pattern, and words can change… Read More >

Osborne Macharia with Blinky Bill: The Rude Boyz (Michigan Theater)  

September 13, 2018

As a multi-award-winning photographer and digital artist based in Nairobi, Kenya, Osborne Macharia's visual- and narrative-driven… Read More >

Osborne Macharia with Blinky Bill: The Rude Boyz (The Wright Museum)

September 8, 2018

Special Event: Saturday, September 8, 7pm / Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit,… Read More >

Building Contemporaries: Art and Economies in Detroit

April 20, 2018

Special Event: Friday, April 20, 6:30–8 pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Dive into a… Read More >