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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
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Library Radar

Oct 1, 2015
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Dav Pilkey encourages us to READ and DISCUSS rather than censor books that contain material we might object to.
Sep 27, 2015
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BBW15[See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu] What do Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse have in common? All three of these books were challenged in 2014, either by parents or school districts asking libraries to withdraw copies from their shelves. During Banned Books Week, the American Library [more]
Sep 23, 2015
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Kanopy Streaming logo  The Millard Sheets Library has arranged a trial of a new database: http://otis.kanopystreaming.com Kanopy Streaming currently offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, and launches over 500 new release films every month. You can [more]
Sep 4, 2015
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Willy Wonka meme - Change is FunAs you may have noticed, we have been rolling out a new login method for some of the research databases and other resources. Why change? The new log in process uses your existing Otis credentials. There is no need to create and manage additional usernames and passwords, such as for lyndaCampus at Otis or ebrary. [more]
Aug 19, 2015
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 ospace down? purr-fectO-Space will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, August 22, 2015, from 1:00am to 12:00pm PDT. (Check here for your time zone.) Service may be unavailable during a portion or all of this time period. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience. Read announcement from Digication  
Aug 18, 2015
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vitrineCurated by Saida Largaespada, Getty Intern Four Otis catalogues (1926, 1958, 1988, 1992) and scattered reproductions of photographs from a 1927 class trip to Mount Baldy. During my internship at the Otis Library Archives, I have been able to travel through history by holding and examining the historical artifacts located within the library. Special Collections [more]
Aug 14, 2015
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Someecard -MaintenanceThe Millard Sheets Library online catalog, http://opac.otis.edu, will be down for maintenance on August 17-18.
Apr 27, 2015
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FREE Preservation Week bookmarks now in the library … with tips on preserving specific types of material like comic books, electronic media, and photographs. During the week of April 26 through May 2, the American Library Association encourages libraries and other institutions to highlight what we can do, individually and in our communities, to preserve [more]
Apr 14, 2015
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cropped-vrc_banner21.jpgDear Otis Community, The Library is conducting assessment and could use your support in sharing your feedback about Library Services. The Visual Resources Center (VRC) would like to know how you find and use images for teaching/instruction/research to help us better serve your needs. Please take a moment and fill out the Image Use Survey. Take [more]
Apr 8, 2015
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Bookmaking Projects 2014Work from Fall 2014 BOOKMAKING PROJECTS CLASS is in the library vitrine through Sunday Apr. 12. Includes books by Frankie Hamersma, Alyssa Zack, Jonathan Duarte, Jamie Nichols, and Robyn Hwang.