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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Andrew Logan: The Artistic Adventure  

March 9, 2017

Andrew Logan’s work spans the fields of sculpture, theater, pageants, jewelry, and interior design. As a scene-maker Logan is the… Read More >

Ping Chong: All Islands Connect Under Water  

February 16, 2017

Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed director, playwright, and pioneer in the use of media in the theater. He is the… Read More >

Jonathan Barnbrook: What You Want Is Not What You Need

February 9, 2017

Jonathan Barnbrook is probably best known for his design collaborations with David Bowie, having created the covers for his last… Read More >