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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

David OReilly: A Glitch Is a Glitch

March 17, 2016

Irish-born and Los Angeles-based, David OReilly is one of the most adventuresome and innovative independent animation filmmakers… Read More >

Guruduth Banavar: Cognitive Systems  

March 10, 2016

Dr. Guruduth Banavar is VP of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research, and leads a worldwide team responsible for creating the next… Read More >

Patricia Urquiola: Thinking Hands  

February 18, 2016

Spanish by birth and Italian by choice, architect and designer Patricia Urquiola creates work that is unconventional, emphatic, and… Read More >

Louise Fili: Food, Type, and All Things Italian  

February 11, 2016

Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York City design firm specializing in brand development for restaurants,… Read More >

Rashaad Newsome: Reframe  

February 4, 2016

Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices — collage, sculpture, video, music, computer… Read More >

Shunsuke Iwai & Ben Matsuzaki: Community Revitalization  

January 29, 2016

Special Event: Friday, January 29, 6 - 8 pm Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 With projects like… Read More >

Dan Goods: Seeing the Unseen  

January 28, 2016

Dan Goods wants to alter your way of observing and experiencing the world. Goods is a Visual Strategist with the NASA Jet… Read More >

Young Jean Lee: A Conversation  

January 21, 2016

Young Jean Lee is a writer, director, and filmmaker who has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her… Read More >

Scott Hocking: Metamorphosist  

January 14, 2016

Scott Hocking lives and works in Detroit. He creates site-specific sculptural installations and photography projects, often using… Read More >

Joseph Keckler: Let Me Die

December 12, 2015

Special Event: Saturday, December 12, 1 – 5pm, MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Straddling the worlds of music, art,… Read More >

Karen Finley: Written in Sand

December 3, 2015

Karen Finley is a New York-based performance artist, musician and poet, whose raw and transgressive work on sexuality and… Read More >

Prem Krishnamurthy: Detours  

November 19, 2015

As a co-founder of multidisciplinary design studio Project Projects, Prem Krishnamurthy has worked with museums, artists,… Read More >

Maira Kalman: On Walking and Looking and Falling in Love  

November 12, 2015

Illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman is renowned for her unique commentaries on politics and contemporary life. A frequent… Read More >

Julian Schnabel in Dialogue with Peter Brant  

November 5, 2015

Celebrated for a visual language that brings together unexpected materials and radically unconventional techniques, artist Julian… Read More >

Signe Baumane: Sex, Madness and Dentists  

October 29, 2015

Since 1998, Latvian independent animator Signe Baumane has made 15 controversial animated shorts on the subjects of sex, underage… Read More >

Sonya Clark: Hair to There: Weaving Tales with Textiles  

October 22, 2015

Through her multi-material approach, Sonya Clark addresses issues of race, identity, and heritage.  The varied objects she crafts… Read More >

John Luther Adams: Music and the Anthropocene  

October 15, 2015

John Luther Adams has been called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). His… Read More >

Anne Carson & Juliette Binoche: Translation and Adaptation

October 13, 2015

Special Event: Tuesday, October 13 at 7 pm - Michigan Theater Acclaimed author and translator Anne Carson returns to Ann Arbor for… Read More >

Anna Sui: World of Anna Sui  

October 8, 2015

Born in Detroit, fashion design legend Anna Sui is known for her bohemian and retro fashion looks. Her brand includes clothing,… Read More >

Masimba Hwati: A Thousand Ikons

October 2, 2015

Special Event: Friday, October 2 at 6 pm, N’Namdi Center 52 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Zimbabwean multi-disciplinary artist… Read More >