• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.


Circulation Policies

Checkouts and Renewals - Overview

  Initial Check-out Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty Staff
Books / CDs 3 weeks May be renewed once May be renewed twice May be renewed twice May be renewed once
Videos / DVDs / Blu-rays 1 week  May not be renewed  May be renewed once May be renewed once May not be renewed
iPad / tablets / e-Readers 1 week May not be renewed May not be renewed May be renewed once May not be renewed
Item Limit   10 items 15 items 15 items 15 items

Renewals will not be allowed if there is a Request for the item in the system.

Online renewals: Starting 3 days before materials are due, when a student’s library account is current and they have no library issued checkout or student accounts holds, materials may be renewed online or through the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog using the Otis Xnumber and Self-Service PIN. If a student has difficulty renewing items, they should contact the circulation desk for help.

Checkout Periods

Books, Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays, CDs, Reserves, and Anatomical models may be checked out during all open hours.* Electronic devices and Items in Special Collections or from the Annex are available only while senior library staff are present. The Visual Resources Center is open during weekday business hours only.
*Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays may not be checked out by students over the winter break.

Library Materials

  • Unless otherwise noted, all library materials that are available for checkout are considered to be in good condition for their circulation age, and in the case of electronic or visual media, in good working order.
  • Patrons are responsible for inspecting the materials before they leave the library. If any missing or damaged parts or pages are found, the patron must notify circulation staff, to make note of the condition in the system. Patrons are responsible for returning the materials in the condition they were issued.
  • Undergraduate students may borrow up to 10 items at a time. Graduate students, faculty and staff may borrow up to 15. Alumni are limited to 5.
  • Patrons will be responsible for all repair and/or replacement costs for materials that are damaged, lost, or stolen while checked-out to them. Repair costs will be estimated by the library’s cataloger. In lieu of paying replacement costs, patrons may elect to replace the lost or damaged materials and pay a $15.00 processing fee per item. Replacement materials must be the same ISBN and year (or make and model of equipment) as the lost or damaged item, unless otherwise designated by the library cataloger.
  • The library is not responsible for data left on any laptop, tablet, or other device. Patrons are responsible for backing up all data before returning electronic devices.

Policies for Patrons

Please refer to the accompanying policies for specific types of patrons:


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