• Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton



Join Otis for the launch of the 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region, featuring a special lecture by Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.


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Lecture- The Great Divide: America's inequality, its causes and consequences

Dr. Stiglitz is a former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the World Bank and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. His research on globalization, information economics, and inequality has made him the 4th most cited economist in the world today. He is a Professor at Columbia University where he serves as Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Thought. Since 2012, Dr. Stiglitz has been President of the International Economic Association. An author of over 300 articles, Dr. Stiglitz has received over 40 honorary doctorates. In addition to his Nobel Prize, he has been awarded France’s Legion of Honor and the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association.


Q&A Moderator

Michael H. Kelly is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a path for economic growth and the creation and retention of quality jobs in the greater Los Angeles region. Prior to joining the Coalition, Mr. Kelly has worked in both the public and private sectors to successfully promote policies that support economic growth.



February 25, 2016 2:30–5 pm

The Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015



2:30–3 pm  Registration
3–4 pm Lecture by Dr. Stiglitz, followed by Q&A with Michael H. Kelly
4–5 pm  Reception


Email Claudia Krumlauf or (310) 665-6858

Gettig There

Self-parking: L.A. Convention Center: Venice/Figueroa Parking Lot

Enter on 15th Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90015

$15 Credit Cards only

Walking Directions from Parking Garage 

Metro: Grand/LATTC Station  Blue Line (801)
Bus: Washington/Figueroa Station | 4, 35, 81, Dash F, and Silver Line


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February 2016
Special Event
2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy
2:30PM The Bob Hope Patriotic Hal
Open to the Public
Sponsored by
Institutional Advancement
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Special Event
2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy
2:30PM 2016-02-25 14:30 | The Bob Hope Patriotic Hal
1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Open to the Public