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Aruna D’Souza on "What We Want from Museums These Days"

The Fine Arts program will host a public lecture by this year’s Critic-in-Residence, Aruna D’Souza on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30pm Otis College of Art and Design. Aruna D’Souza is the author of Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts. Ms.

Otis College Launches Mandy And Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series

In celebration of its Centennial, Otis College of Art and Design will host a series of conversations with world-renowned artists and thinkers, funded through a generous gift from Mandy and Cliff Einstein. The series will provide Otis College students an opportunity to learn and engage directly with major figures in the art world today. 

Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series: Zoe Whitley in conversation with Naima J. Keith

Please join us for the second installment of the Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series featuring a public lecture by world-renowned curator Zoe Whitley in conversation with Naima J. Keith, newly appointed Vice President of Education and Public Programs at LACMA.

Dr. Zoe Whitley is Curator, International Art at Tate Modern in London, as well as curator attached to the British Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale.

Roxane Gay: On Ambition and Keeping Your Day Job

Dozens of writers, artists, and Angelenos crowded into The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design to hear Roxane Gay, celebrated writer of both fiction and non-fiction, give a lecture that would kick off the Anaphora Writing Residency at Otis College.

Charles Gaines: Moving from Subjective to Collective

What roles does a work of art play in society today? Is the purpose of art to provide pleasure, access the subjectivity of the artist, change society, or to provide a new mode of proposing ideas? Rather than seeing art as a subjective practice—one unassailable by the demands of culture or society—Charles Gaines’s lecture at Otis College of Art and Design for the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art proposed that art needs to be reimagined as a cultural practice in order to be fully relevant for today’s political and social climate.

Shirin Neshat to Kick Off Summer Programs and Residencies at Otis College

On June 5, 2018, Otis College will partner with the Hammer Museum to present Shirin Neshat’s screening of a film within a film, “Looking for Oum Kulthum,” which depicts the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. 

7th Annual Kite Festival

Come fly a kite! On Saturday, April 14, bring your family and friends to make and fly kites next to the Santa Monica Pier! Everyone will receive their own free, unique kite, along with a color theory instruction lesson. Kite makers from across the United States will also showcase their work and create a "gallery in the sky."

Annual Kite Festival Bridges Art and Physics with Fun in the Sun

Come fly a kite with Otis College of Art and Design! The Creative Action Program will be hosting its seventh annual Kite Festival on April 14, 2018 from 11am – 4pm, just north of the Santa Monica Pier. The event is free and open to the public.

'Decolonizing Culture' with Faculty Member Anuradha Vikram

What started as a series of essays exploring issues of equality and representation in the arts field has become Anuradha Vikram's new book Decolonizing Culture. Vikram is a writer, curator, and educator.

Digital Media Speaker Series: Gilbert Martinez, Treyarch


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