Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

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"Through the themes of creativity, diversity, identity, sustainability, and social responsibility, the Liberal Arts Curriculum cultivates an understanding of context and culture, a persistent self-reflective stance, a willingness to rethink traditional categories, and an opportunity to explore newly evolving realities, questioning the obvious and reaffirming that which is of enduring value. Through the power of articulate expression and skilled critical evaluation, you can enrich your understanding, appreciation, respect, awe, and pleasure at the incredibly diverse record of human creativity and the immense vista of imagination that preceded you and shaped the world you inherit."

Debra Ballard, Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

 

Question the Obvious Reaffirm Enduring Values

Courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) will enhance your ability to construct meaning as an artist or designer.

You will develop an understanding of context and culture, a persistent self-reflective stance, a willingness to rethink traditional categories, and an opportunity to explore newly evolving realities.

As you develop skills in articulate expression and critical evaluation, you will gain a deep respect and awe for human creativity and imagination.

Learn more about undergraduate degrees offered by Otis in our view book, open with Page Viewer or Download (PDF).

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