Events
  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

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

     

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Paris Trip

  • Travel To Paris

    Students have the amazing opportunity to travel to one of the main centers of art in the world.

  • Foundation Year

    Students will visit museums, historic sites, and the great European city with Foundation faculty for on-site lectures and focused field study.

  • Earn School Credit

    While traveling to Paris for a period of 9 days for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is a 1 credit course.

  • Sketching the Sites

    It’s so valuable to get outside of Otis. Those experiences become some of the greatest memories of school — opportunities to be
    immersed in the world. —Danny Phillips (’08)

  • Oui Oui!

    For information, please contact Darren Grosch in the Center for International Education

 

Paris is your classroom: this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the capital of European Art guided by Otis Foundation faculty. On this 9 day course you will see the greatest museums in the world: the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay, the Pompidou...; walk through masterpieces of European architecture; draw in your visual jounral in the beautiful gardens of Paris; eat warm French bread while you walk the streets and take in the buzz of Parisian life.

ContactCenter for International Education or Lead Faculty: Matthew Penkala

Approximate Cost: $3,200.00
   Included:
   Airfare
   Land transportation
   Accommodations
   Excursions and activities
   Experiential learning activities
   Site entrance fees


   Not Included:
   Personal expenses
   Some meals

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Apply for Paris Course elective here.

 

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