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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Brian Selznick: Struck With Wonder  

March 29, 2018

Brian Selznick has been making children’s books since 1991. His illustrated novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret won the 2008… Read More >

Yvonne Rainer: A Truncated History of the Universe for Dummies; a Rant Dance

March 22, 2018

Yvonne Rainer, one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962), made a transition to filmmaking following a fifteen-year… Read More >

Chelsea Manning: A Conversation with Heather Dewey-Hagborg  

March 15, 2018

Chelsea Manning speaks on the social, technological, and economic ramifications of Artificial Intelligence, and on the practical… Read More >

Giorgia Lupi: Data Humanism  

March 8, 2018

Giorgia Lupi is an award-winning information designer, author, and co-founder of Accurat, a data-driven design firm where she… Read More >

Chico MacMurtrie: Border Crossers: Part 2

February 16, 2018

Special Event: Friday, February 16 at 5:30 pm / Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor 48109 Chico MacMurtrie is… Read More >

Jaime Hayon: Design Follows Function, and then What?  

February 15, 2018

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. From his very first collections, Hayon has been at the forefront of… Read More >

Stephen Burks: Towards a New Perception of Design

February 8, 2018

Stephen Burks believes in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives. His ongoing Man Made… Read More >

Joseph Keckler: Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World

February 7, 2018

Special Event: Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 pm / Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washingon St, Ann Arbor 48109 Straddling the worlds… Read More >

Ebony G. Patterson: They Were…  

February 1, 2018

In much of her work, Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson explores the use of feminine gendered adornment in the construct of urban… Read More >

Hito Steyerl: Bubble Vision  

January 25, 2018

Hito Steyerl's prolific filmmaking and writing occupy a highly discursive position between the fields of art, philosophy, and… Read More >

Chico MacMurtrie: Border Crossers: Part 1

January 23, 2018

Special Event: Tuesday, January 23 at 7pm / Riverside Art Center, 76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Chico MacMurtrie is an… Read More >

Claudia Rankine With P. Carl: Theater Matters: Activism, Imagination, Citizenship  

January 18, 2018

Macarthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine and dramaturg P. Carl explore ways that contemporary theater and performance can catalyze… Read More >

CANCELED - Anicka Yi: The Flavor Genome

January 11, 2018

The Anicka Yi presentation scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 11 has been canceled. Anicka Yi is a New York City based… Read More >

Buster Simpson: Art Antioxidant  

December 7, 2017

Buster Simpson, an artist active since the late 1960s, has worked on major infrastructure and planning projects, site-specific… Read More >

Justine Mahoney: Tainted  

November 30, 2017

Justine Mahoney’s sculptures and collages have captivated audiences for their deceptively innocent approach to exploring the dark… Read More >

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell: March  

November 27, 2017

Special Event: Monday, November 27, 7:00 pm at Hill Auditorium (825 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109).  John Lewis is a… Read More >

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 >