The Ben Maltz Gallery presents diverse group and solo exhibitions. It serves L.A.’s vibrant art community and the city's diverse public, while acting as an important resource for students and faculty. The Gallery engages a wide range of contemporary art and ideas through exhibitions, catalogues, and public events. Highlighting work that pushes the frontiers of traditional form and subject matter, the Gallery typically exhibits emerging and established L.A. artists and designers in the context of national and international programming. The Gallery both originates and participates in national touring exhibitions.
The Gallery is named after Benjamin N. Maltz. His 1993 obituary in the L.A. Times noted that he was a prominent broker and distributor in the liquor industry in Chicago and L.A.; and founding Director and former Chairman, City National Bank in Beverly Hills. He was also a benefactor of many local and national charities, and Otis is fortunate to be among them. Ben Maltz had a strong belief that those who are successful have an obligation to give back to the community. He passed this philosophy on to his children, one of whom is Elaine Goldsmith, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, and one of the College's major supporters. Otis celebrated the involvement of the Goldsmith and Maltz families by naming its gallery in their honor.
For submissions information, please see our Artist Submission Guidelines document (PDF).
Director of Galleries and Exhibitions
Gallery Manager and Outreach Coordinator
Gallery Sponsors and Partners
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Contemporary Collectors-Orange County
Corita Art Center
The David Bermant Foundation
Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
Fellows of Contemporary Art
Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara
The Getty Foundation
Henry Luce Foundation
The Jewish Federation Los Angeles/Tel Aviv Partnership
The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
OTIS Board of Governors
Pasadena Art Alliance