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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

Rachel Kushner: A Reading & Conversation

April 27, 2016

Special Event: Wednesday, April 27, 8pm MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201 Rachel Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba,… Read More >

Renny Ramakers: Design+Desires  

April 7, 2016

Art historian turned curator turned environmental trendsetter, Renny Ramakers is co-founder and creative director of… Read More >

Vik Muniz: The Illusionist  

March 31, 2016

Vik Muniz repurposes everyday materials, such as chocolate, ash, dirt, peanut butter, and jelly, to create intricate and heavily… Read More >

Sandow Birk: American Qur'an

March 28, 2016

Special Event: Monday, March 28, 5:30 pm at UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 South State St. Frequently developed as… Read More >

Andrea Zittel: Untitled

March 24, 2016

Andrea Zittel's sculptures and installations transform everything necessary for life — eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing —… Read More >

Theatre of the Eighth Day: Breaking Boundaries Before and After Censorship

March 21, 2016

Special Event: Monday, March 21, 5:30 PM at Stamps Auditorium Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Theatre of the Eighth Day (Teatr… Read More >

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 >