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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Continuing Education Course



Exploring Italy - Venice, Florence, and Rome (includes special visits to the Venice Biennale)




• Travel Dates: September 26 – October 5
• Orientation: Saturday, September 7
• Follow-up: Saturday, October 26

Join Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design, and John O’Brien, esteemed Los Angeles visual artist, for an exploration of contemporary art and historical sites in three key Italian cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome. The tour begins in the beautiful and historic city of Venice, Italy, where students spend three days at the Venice Biennale, the renowned biannual exhibition of art from around the world, with pavilions from 29 countries, providing the opportunity to encounter an enormous range of contemporary art. Day 5, the tour moves on to the Tuscany Region and Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, where artists Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli left their marks. This fabled city offers unbelievable historical sites and luminary arts establishments such as La Galleria degli Uffizi and the Museo del Bargello. Day 8, the program travels to the ancient city of Rome, known for its incredible archeological sites and antiquities, as well as it flourishing contemporary art community. Coursework includes developing a photographic, drawing, and/or written journal of participant’s trip. Cost includes course tuition, ground transportation in Italy, entrance fees, breakfast daily, and dinner on first and last evening of travel. (Airfare not included.) Comfortable walking shoes are a must, due to the nature of this program; includes substantial walking and endurance. Early Bird Registration

Deadline: August 1, 2013.

Prerequisite: None

Class materials: Sketchbook/journal, camera, drawing/writing materials


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XOAT3001
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: NC
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