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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


J-Visa Catagories


Visiting Scholars to Otis that fall under one of the below categories must apply for a J-1 visa. The sponsoring department or program at Otis should contact Darren Grosch (dgrosch@otis.edu), Director of the Center for International Education, at least three months in advance of the intended visit to make arrangements with The Institute of International Exchange (IIE) to issue a DS-2019 forms on behalf of Otis College. To request a DS-2019 form click here.

Visiting Scholars fall into these categories:

  • Research Scholar:  
        An individual primarily conducting research for more than 6 months. Research Scholars can also teach.
  • Short Term Scholar:  
        An individual coming to the U.S. on a short term visit (6 months or less) for  the purpose of research and teaching.
  • Professor:  
         An individual primarily teaching courses for more than 6 months. Research Scholars can also conduct research.
  • Specialist:  
    An individual who is an expert in a field of specialized knowledge or skill coming to the U.S. to observe, consult or demonstrate special skills. (12 months or less)

Visitors are expected to actively participate in a number of institutional activities, such as:

Deliver a formal lecture to the host institution

Engage in formal or informal discussions with students

Undertake collaborative research with faculty or staff

Contribute to the college's teaching by presenting guest lectures or faculty seminars

Present a paper as part of a College's symposium