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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

Jose Miguel Sokoloff: Transforming Societies  

February 19, 2015

President of Lowe and Partners Global Creative Council, ad executive Jose Miguel Sokoloff has led a multi-year, multi-award winning… Read More >

Elizabeth Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero  

February 12, 2015

The preeminent Extreme Action Architect, Elizabeth Streb is a rascal, a genius and dance's answer to punk rock. The recipient of a… Read More >

Misha Friedman: Informed Storytelling: Beyond the Facts

February 10, 2015

Special Event: Tuesday, February 10 at 5:30 pm, UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI For… Read More >

Kiki van Eijk: The Road to Wonderland  

February 5, 2015

A designer with a strong personal touch, Kiki van Eijk represents the new generation of Dutch designers. Her playful work balances… Read More >

Osman Khan: The Day After I Learned the World was Round  

January 29, 2015

Born in Pakistan but raised in New York, Osman Khan creates work that plays with themes of identity, home/land, and social/public… Read More >

Alison Bechdel: Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life  

January 22, 2015

Author of Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and the comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, graphic… Read More >

David Turnley: We the People  

January 15, 2015

Over the past 40 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker David Turnley has photographed some of the… Read More >

Seth Ellis: Holding Place  

December 4, 2014

Seth Ellis is an artist, and designer. He makes site-specific narratives that explore the stories inherent in material culture,… Read More >

Françoise Mouly: In Love with Art …and Comics  

November 20, 2014

Since 1993, when Françoise Mouly joined The New Yorker as art editor she has been responsible for over 1,000 of the magazine’s… Read More >

Anab Jain, Superflux: Design for Anxious Times  

November 13, 2014

Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker and founder of the London-and-India-based design studio Superflux, which she runs in partnership… Read More >

Harrell Fletcher: Social Practice

November 8, 2014

Special presentation at MOCAD: Saturday, November 8, 1:00 pm Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit,… Read More >

Inta Ruka: People I Know  

November 6, 2014

For more than two decades, Latvian photographer Inta Ruka has photographed the people of Latvia to provide an undisguised view on… Read More >

Ryoji Ikeda: A Conversation

October 30, 2014

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda orchestrates sound, visuals, physical phenomena and mathematical… Read More >

Random International: What It Isn’t  

October 23, 2014

Founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental… Read More >

Amie Siegel & Kathleen Forde: Uncommon Odysseys

October 17, 2014

Special presentation: UMMA Dialogue Friday, October 17, 5:30 pm Helmut Stern Auditorium Multimedia artist Amie Siegel and UMMA’s… Read More >

FoodCorps - Ian Cheney & Curt Ellis: There's corn in our hair? Adventures with food.  

October 16, 2014

Friends since college, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney are the stars and co-creators of King Corn, the Peabody Award-winning documentary… Read More >

Phil Gilbert, IBM: At the Crossroads of Chaos and Calamity  

October 9, 2014

Phil Gilbert is an entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "startup guy".  At IBM, his mission is grand: to transform one of the world's… Read More >

Fred Tomaselli: Chronicles, Volume One  

October 2, 2014

Fred Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting,… Read More >

Rei Inamoto: Art & Code  

September 25, 2014

Named in Creativity Magazine’s annual “Creativity 50” , and in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising”, Rei… Read More >

Pussy Riot/Zona Prava: Punk Prayer  

September 18, 2014

Founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot and Zona Prava, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are Russian conceptual… Read More >