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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

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 >