Penny Stamps Speaker Series
January 9, 2023
Artist’s shredding technique makes deep observations on historyTitus Kaphar’s work largely delves into history, but he does not consider himself a historian. Kaphar, an artist born and raised in Kalamazoo, uses a unique shredding technique on his paintings and the result offers deep commentary on the subject. His painting “Flay (James Madison)” showcases his shredding technique, and the work is the centerpiece…
September 27, 2021
Detroit artist explores connections between Black men, rock pigeons
The work of Detroit-based multidisciplinary artist Rashaun Rucker is featured in “Never Free To Rest,” a new exhibition on view until Oct. 15 at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery.
September 15, 2021
New U-M exhibition explores bias, inequality within AI systems
A new exhibition at the Stamps Gallery by renowned transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins explores how the biases of people who create artificial intelligence algorithms might affect how those algorithms are used.
January 13, 2020
Artist to discuss his works inspired by the public square
Artist Cullen Washington Jr. will discuss his most recent collection of abstract paintings was inspired by the “agora,” or the public gathering spaces in ancient Greece that gave birth to democracy.
January 8, 2018
No Safety Net talk to examine social justice and theater
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine and dramaturg and producer P. Carl will discuss the relationship between theater and social justice, as well as how theater-making is an act of citizenship.