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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



New Books List


This is a list of books added to the Otis Library in the last month, and is updated nightly. To change the order in which the books appear, click on a heading to sort by that field.

Date Added Title Call Number Location Item Type Item#
8/27/14 Crete : all the museums and archaeological sites / Anna Kofou ; [translation, Philip Ramp, revised by Alexandra Doumas]. DF221 C8 K613 1992 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67940
8/27/14 The wedding dress : the 50 designs that changed the course of bridal fashion / Eleanor Thompson. GT1752 T47 2014 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67938
8/27/14 Shigeko Kubota video sculpture / edited by Mary Jane Jacob. N7359 K95 A4 1991 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67921
8/27/14 Louis Vuitton : the birth of modern luxury / Paul-Gerard Pasols ; translated from the French by Lenora Ammon. NK4890 H34 P3713 2012 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67922
8/27/14 A pocket style manual / Diana Hacker ; contributing authors Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist Marcy Carbajal Van Horn. PE1408 H26 2008 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67937
8/27/14 On the verge of revolt : women in American films of the fifties / Brandon French. PN1995.9.W6 F7 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67939
8/22/14 Maximum occupancy 10 : [2014 Otis Fine Arts BFA degree exhibition]. Special Collections Special Collections 67911
8/6/14 Entries (Maximalism) : art at the turn of the decade / Robert Pincus-Witten. N6493 1970 P56 1983 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67917
8/6/14 Readings in American art since 1900 : a documentary survey / edited by Barbara Rose. N6512 R64 1968 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67914
8/6/14 Existed : Leonardo Drew / Claudia Schmuckli. N6537 D73 E95 2009 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67915
8/6/14 George Auriol / Armond Fields ; catalogue raisonne by Marie Leroy-Crevecoeur ; foreword by Phillip Dennis Cate. N6853 A84 F5 1985 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67916
8/6/14 Book power redux : artist books addressing our social and political world / 23 Sandy Gallery, [juried by Jane Carlin and MalPina Chan ; Laura Russell, Gallery director] N7433.3 B6576 2014 Main Campus Book Stacks Books 67899
8/6/14 An ambiguous case / [ed. by Emily Pethick ... et al. ; texts Agency, Gregory Bateson ... et al. ; final ed. Emily Pethick and Marina Vishmidt]. NX180 C65 A43 2008 Special Collections Special Collections 67918