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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.


  • 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.


  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.


New Videos List


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

Date Added Title Call Number Location Item Type Item#
8/22/14 Pussy Riot [videorecording (DVD)] : a punk prayer / HBO Documentary Films presents ; Goldcrest Films and Roast Beef Productions, in association with BBC, Bertha/Britdoc ; a film by Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin ; produced and directed by Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorvkin. Video AA P877 P8 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67932
8/22/14 The painting [videorecording (DVD)] / Blue Spirit Animation, Be-Films and GKids present a film by Jean-Franc?ois Laguionie ; original screenplay by Anik Le Ray ; executive producers Eric Jacquot & Armelle Glorennec. Video AN P246 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67947
8/22/14 The Central Park five [videorecording (DVD)] / a film by Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns ; a Florentine Films production ; written by Sarah Burns & David McMahon & Ken Burns ; produced by David McMahon, Sarah Burns, Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA, Washington, DC. Video D C457 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67943
8/22/14 Girl rising [videorecording (DVD)] / 10x10 & The Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions, in association with CNN Films & Gathr and Intel Corporation present ; a Richard E. Robbins film ; directed by Richard E. Robbins ; written by Marie Arana, Edwidge Danticat, Mona Eltahawy, Aminatta Forna, Zarghuna Kargar, Maaza Mengiste, Sooni Taraporevala, Manjushree Thapa, Loung Ung ; produced by Martha Adams, Richard E. Robbins, Tom Yellin. Video D G574 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67934
8/22/14 Homegrown revolution [videorecording (DVD)]/ a film by Path to Freedom. Video D H65 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67944
8/22/14 On a tightrope [videorecording (DVD)]. Video D O58 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67942
8/22/14 Rising from ashes [videorecording (DVD)] / Project Rwanda in association with Significant Productions present a Gratis 7 Media Group production ; a T.C. Johnstone film ; produced by Greg Kwedar ; directed by T.C. Johnstone. Video D R575 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67924
8/22/14 We were here [videorecording (DVD)] : the AIDS years in San Francisco / Weissman Projects, LLC. ; editor/co-directed by Bill Weber ; produced and directed by David Weissman. Video D W382 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67933
8/22/14 American hustle [videorecording (DVD)] / Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures present an Atlas Entertainment production ; directed by David O. Russell ; written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell ; produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon ; a David O. Russell film. Video F A49415 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67945
8/22/14 Dallas buyers club [videorecording (DVD)] / Focus Features and Truth Entertainment present a Voltage Pictures/R? Films/Evolution Independent/CE production ; directed by Jean-Marc Vallee ; written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack ; produced by Robbie Brenner ; produced by Rachel Winter ; executive producers, David Bushell, Nathan Ross ; executive producers, Tony Notargiacomo, Joe Newcomb ; executive producers, Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman ; executive producers, Logan Levy, Holly Wiersma ; executive producer, Cassian Elwes ; a film by Jean-Marc Vallee. Video F D346 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67930
8/22/14 Dirty pictures [videorecording (DVD)] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Manheim Company production ; produced by Michael Manheim ; directed by Frank Pierson ; written by Ilene Chaiken. Video F D571 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67931
8/22/14 Ginger & Rosa [videorecording (DVD)] / BFI and BBC Films present ; an Adventure Pictures production, in association with The Match Factory ... [et al.] ; a film by Sally Potter ; produced by Christopher Sheppard ; producer, Andrew Litvin ; written and directed by Sally Potter. Video F G5761 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67928
8/22/14 Good bye Lenin! [videorecording (DVD)] / X Verleih prasentiert eine X Filme Creative Pool produktion ; in co-produktion mit dem WestDeutschen Rundfunk ; ein film von Wolfgang Becker ; drehbuch, Bernd Lichtenberg ; co-autor, Wolfgang Becker ; produzent, Stefan Arndt. Video F G658 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67923
8/22/14 Mandela, long walk to freedom [videorecording (DVD)] / directed by Justin Chadwick ; screenplay by William Nicholson ; produced by Anant Singh ; producer for Origin Pictures, David M. Thompson ; an Anant Singh presentation ; with the Weinstein Company/Yucaipa Films/Revolt Films ; a Justin Chadwick film ; in association with Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathe, Long Walk to Freedom (Pty) Ltd, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited and National Enpowerment Fund ; a Videovision Entertainment production. Video F M3634 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67925
8/22/14 Museum hours [videorecording (DVD)] / Little Magnet Films, Gravity Hill, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production present ; a film by Jem Cohen ; produced by Paolo Calamita, Jem Cohen, Gabriele Kranzelbinder ; written and directed by Jem Cohen. Video F M8716 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67929
8/22/14 Saving Mr. Banks [videorecording (DVD)] / Walt Disney Pictures, Ruby Films, Essential Media & Entertainment, in association with BBC Films and Hopscotch Features presents ; written by Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith ; directed by John Lee Hancock ; produced by Ian Collie, Alison Owen and Philip Steuer. Video F S2845 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67946
8/3/14 Simone Forti [videorecording (DVD)] : Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. Video O LE F677 2010 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67892
8/3/14 Shana Lutker [videorecording (DVD)] : Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. Video O LE L87 2010 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67894
8/3/14 Paul McMahon [videorecording (DVD)] : Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. Video O LE M415 2010 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67893
8/3/14 My Barbarian [videorecording (DVD)] : Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. Video O LE M92 2010 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67896
8/3/14 Mathilde Rosier [videorecording (DVD)] : Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. Video O LE R675 2012 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 61995
8/3/14 Jennifer West [videorecording (DVD)] : Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. Video O LE W476 2010 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67895
8/1/14 Plimpton! [videorecording (DVD)] : starring George Plimpton as himself / Laemmle/Zeller films presents; produced by Terry McDonell, Adam Roffman; produced, written & directed by Tom Bean & Luke Poling. Video AA P58 P5 [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 67897
8/1/14 Nick Kersulis [videorecording (DVD)]. Video O K [DVD] Video Stacks Video/DVD 62081