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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Mar 25, 2015
Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Dec 8, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed. Book Review “Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scent in the 1960s (2011)” posted on August 2, 2014 This entertaining book by Hunter Drohojowska-Philip was published in 2011. To those who already know the art scene in Los Angeles in the 1960s, a definitive decade, this book offers a nice condensation [more]
Dec 1, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
 Art History Unstuffed “Jacques Derrida and the Center” posted on August 1, 2014 In 1967 Jacques Derrida wrote “Force and Signification,” in which he discussed the role of the “center” in organizing philosophical thought. In critiquing Enlightenment philosophy and its philosophers, Derrida inaugurated a new form of philosophical critique now termed “theory.” Derrida’s project is [more]
Nov 24, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed  “Jacques Derrida and ‘Différance’” posted on July 25, 2014.  Just as Derrida was concerned with the emphasis on “logos” or the spoken word, requiring the presence of a speaker, he was concerned about the presumed primacy of speech over writing. Jacques Derrida’s concept of “Différance” was an attempt to interrogate polarities and [more]
Nov 17, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed “Jacques Derrida and Logos” posted on July 18, 2014  Within a few years of his challenge to Claude-Lévi Strauss, Jacques Derrida published his seminal series of books in which he broadened his Deconstruction of Enlightenment philosophy. Having questioned the “center” and the concept of the “structure,” Derrida began to question “presence” so [more]
Nov 10, 2014
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Art History Unstuffed “The Metaphysics of Structuralism” posted on July 11, 2014. This post focuses on the famous attack launched by Jacques Derrida on Structuralism in 1966. His now famous talk “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourses of Human Sciences” was a direct challenge to the leading thinker in French philosophy, Claude-Lévi Strauss and [more]