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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Past Lectures

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 >

Signe Baumane: Sex, Madness and Dentists  

October 29, 2015

Since 1998, Latvian independent animator Signe Baumane has made 15 controversial animated shorts on the subjects of sex, underage… Read More >

Sonya Clark: Hair to There: Weaving Tales with Textiles  

October 22, 2015

Through her multi-material approach, Sonya Clark addresses issues of race, identity, and heritage.  The varied objects she crafts… Read More >

John Luther Adams: Music and the Anthropocene  

October 15, 2015

John Luther Adams has been called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). His… Read More >

Anne Carson & Juliette Binoche: Translation and Adaptation

October 13, 2015

Special Event: Tuesday, October 13 at 7 pm - Michigan Theater Acclaimed author and translator Anne Carson returns to Ann Arbor for… Read More >

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 >