Artist & Innovator Speaker Series

Library Event

University of Michigan Penny Stamps Speaker Series


Respected artists, designers, and innovators from a broad spectrum of fields conduct public lectures and engage with the community. Join us on Facebook Live Fridays at 5pm.

Miss a session? Recordings of past speakers are available to watch online.

Summer Speakers

  • June 11: Clyde Petersen - Alter­nate Real­i­ties, Inten­tional His­to­ries and Queer Sur­vival: Build­ing Your own World in Dystopic Times
  • June 17: Mx. Justin Vivian Bond - Tango Back­wards and in High Heels
  • June 18: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Eric Foner - In Con­ver­sa­tion
  • June 24: Zanele Muholi - Bathini
  • June 25: Dr. Kate Stone - Sen­sory Experiences 
  • July 9: Amy Cut­lerTelling Sto­ries
  • July 16: Brian SelznickStruck with Wonder
  • July 23: Pedro ReyesAt Home in Coyoacán
  • July 30: Ken Burns & Isabel Wilk­er­sonIn Con­ver­sa­tion
  • August 6: Ibrahim Mahama - In-Between the World and Dreams
  • August 13: Pip­i­lotti Rist Kind (of a) Talk
  • August 20: Jad Abum­rad - Mak­ing Dolly Parton’s America
  • August 27: Ken Fis­cher and Wyn­ton MarsalisEvery­body In, Nobody Out