• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • 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. 



Please note: Visitors who are not directly affiliated with the college must first check in at the Circulation Desk, and are restricted to visiting hours from 9am to 3:30pm M-F and regular weekend hours. Only visitors engaged in serious study in the arts will be permitted to stay.

Unless otherwise noted, main hours for the Main Campus Library are as follows:

Fall Semester 2016

August 31st - December 19th, 2016
Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday  12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Labor Day
September 5th, 2016
Monday  CLOSED

Election Day
November 8th, 2016
Tuesday  8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thanksgiving Break
November 23th - November 27th, 2016
Wednesday - Friday  CLOSED
Saturday - Sunday  Regular hours

End of Term
December 17th - December 19th, 2016
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED
Monday  8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Winter Break

December 20th, 2016 – January 3rd, 2017
The Library will be CLOSED
December 20th until 8:30 am on January 4th
Please note that we will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 17th, and Sunday, December 18th.

Winter Interim

January 4th – January 16th, 2017
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED

Spring Semester 2017

January 17th - May 9th, 2017
Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15 am - 3 pm
Sundays  12:15 pm - 5 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 16th, 2017
Monday  CLOSED

Presidents Day
February 20th, 2017
Monday  CLOSED

Spring Break
March 20th - March 26th, 2017
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Summer 2017

May 22nd - August 1st, 2017