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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Zanele Muholi: Bathini  

October 1, 2015

A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex… Read More >

Suzanne Lee: Biofabricate! The Future of Design Is Biology

September 24, 2015

Suzanne Lee is a fashion designer turned biological conjurer, an innovator who experiments with new materials and processes.… Read More >

Stephen Hobbs: Defensive Architecture  

September 22, 2015

Special Event: Tuesday, September 22 at 6 pm, Detroit Film Theater 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 South African artist… Read More >

Screening: Miral (2010)

September 17, 2015

Sept. 17 Julian Schnabel Talk Rescheduled to Nov. 5 Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series regrettably… Read More >

Louis Benech: Watch and Work  

April 9, 2015

Renowned landscape designer Louis Benech has carried out some 300 park and garden projects around the world including at the… Read More >

Kent Monkman: Casualties of Modernity  

April 2, 2015

Through a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation, Kent Monkman explores themes of… Read More >

Tacita Dean: Process and the Non-Deliberate Act

March 26, 2015

Tacita Dean’s film portraits express something that neither painting nor photography can capture. They are purely film. Dean‘s art… Read More >

Saki Mafundikwa: Looking Back to a Bright Future

March 19, 2015

Graphic designer, educator, author, filmmaker and farmer Saki Mafundikwa is a visionary who left a successful design career in New… Read More >

Casey Reas: The Thing that Makes the Thing is More Interesting than the Thing  

March 12, 2015

Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Using emergent networks and layered instructions, he has created… Read More >

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 >