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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Joel Holmberg

    Sep 20| Lectures
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  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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What is an Oment?

What is an Oment?

Momentous shifts. They happen here every day. For nearly 100 years, Otis and L.A. have reinvented the modern time and time again.

Otis is an influencer. A shaper. A cultural force in a city defining contemporary art, design, and entertainment around the globe.

Our people are behind great movements—from the Ceramics Revolution of Peter Voulkos, Ken Price, and John Mason, to Robert Irwin’s radical take on light and space. From Daphne Yap’s concept art for Avatar to George Maitland Stanley’s sculptures for the Hollywood Bowl and Tyrus Wong’s paintings for Disney’s classic Bambi.

These leaps and bounds, when disciplines cross and breakthroughs astound, stem from the Otis experience.

They are called Oments.

We invite you to find yours.

This is where you, your work and your future will be transformed. No longer will you just be creative—you will be ready to shape the future.

 

 

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