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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.



Please note: Visitors who are not directly affiliated with the college must first check in at the Circulation Desk, and are restricted to visiting hours from 9am to 3:30pm M-F and regular weekend hours. Only visitors engaged in serious study in the arts will be permitted to stay.


Unless otherwise noted, main hours for the Main Campus Library are as follows:


Fall Semester 2015

August 31st - December 17th, 2015

Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday  12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

December 18th - December 20th, 2015
Friday  7:30 am - 4:55 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED

Labor Day

September 7th, 2015
Monday  CLOSED

Election Day

November 3rd, 2015
Tuesday  8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thanksgiving Break

November 25th - November 29th, 2015
Tuesday  Regular hours
Wednesday - Friday  CLOSED
Saturday - Sunday  Regular hours

Winter Break

December 21st, 2015 – January 4th, 2016
The Library will be CLOSED
From 4:55 pm December 18th until 8:30 am on January 5th
Please note that we will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 19th, and Sunday, December 20th.

Winter Interim

January 5th – January 17th, 2016
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED

Spring Semester 2016

January 19th - May 10th, 2016
Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15 am - 3 pm
Sundays  12:15 pm - 5 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18th, 2015
Monday  CLOSED

Presidents Day

February 15th, 2016
Monday  CLOSED

Spring Break

March 21st - March 27th, 2016
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Summer 2016

May 11th - August 28th, 2016