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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • 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.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Otis Collections Online

Digital Library by, for, and about Otis College of Art and Design.

Keyword search across all collections (except OtisDID)

Current Collections

 Past and Present
Otis History: Past and Present

Selections from the Otis historical archives. Covers 1918-present day

Artists' Books
Artists' Books

Collection of about 2,000 artists' books in the Otis Library Special Collections

Lab Press Collection
Laboratory Press Books

Artists' books created by Otis students on the Otis Lab Press.

Woman's Building Image Archive
Woman's Building Image Archive

1500 images originally created as part of the Getty Faces of L.A. Project.

Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive
Ben Maltz Gallery Exhibition Archive

Information about current and past exhibitions, including catalogs, images, press releases, and more

Faculty Work
Faculty Work

Images by artists and designers who teach at Otis.

Alumni Work
Alumni Work

Collection of images of work created by Otis alumni. Includes images from exhibits and archives.


Collection of recordings on EPs and LPs that have been transferred to CD. Includes lectures, performances, poetry readings, early electronica, and audio art.


Digital Database for Teaching and Learning; Images for classroom projection and study. For Otis Community only. (MDID2 software)