• Otis Family Night

    Oct 21| Special Event

    Be a student for an evening.
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    4:00 – 8:00 PM

    • Hands-on studio workshops taught by Otis faculty

    • A guided exhibition tour of the Ben Maltz Gallery

    President Bruce W. Ferguson and Trustee Kirk Hyde (Otis Parent '00 & '14) invite you to join them for dinner.

    Register by October 14th at

    Cost (includes all activities and dinner)

  • Alumni Open House at The Brewery Art Walk
    October 22, 2016 
    2-6 pm
    Join Otis College of Art And Design for a Brewery Art Walk Open House at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10). Catch up with faculty and fellow alumni, artists, and designers. The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists. Stop by while touring the studios, open 11am-6pm, and enjoy light refreshments. 

  • Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 


Other L.A. Libraries

Many Los Angeles Area Libraries Available to the Otis Community.

Academic Libraries

Loyola Marymount University

Find out how members of the Otis community may access LMU's Hannon Library. Contact the Circulation Manager.

Getty Research Library

  • Visiting the Getty Research Library has never been easier. The Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call (310) 440-7390 and make an appointment. Parking will be free. For further information about visiting, click here.
  • Getty library materials do not circulate. Plaza Reader Privileges are easily granted. Please show your Otis ID. Materials from storage may be paged for use in the library.
  • Otis faculty, graduate students, and other students with extensive research needs may apply for Stack Reader Privileges and use the open stack and reading areas of the Library.
  • Reference Librarians will be on hand to assist you, but don't expect them to do the research for you. Search their OPAC first and make sure they have what you need before you go.

UCLA Arts Library

1400 Public Policy Building
Obtaining a UCLA Library Card ($100 per year)
Otis Faculty may obtain free access. External Users Eligible for Free Cards: "Faculty and librarians from accredited institutions of higher education in the state of California in accordance with the state's Master Plan for Higher Education."


Public Libraries

Los Angeles Public Library

With an LAPL card, you can requisition materials from any branch in the entire LA area to be sent to a convenient local branch, including the Loyola Village Branch across the street. The resources are vast. This is an excellent option for many resource needs. There are also numerous full-text databases available through the LAPL site (with library card number). An E-Card will allow you to use many of the databases from home. You will need an L.A. address.

County of Los Angeles Public Libraries

There's a branch in Marina del Rey and any California resident is eligible to borrow materials. This is L.A.'s other public library system, covering areas not counted as part of the actual city.

Beverly Hills Public Library

Students can get a free library card with a California ID from a city within the metropolitan L.A. area. The Fine Arts Division of the Library is excellent with a large collection of books, video tapes, DVDs, compact discs, cassette tapes, a circulating slide library, sheet music, and CD-ROMs.

Digital Public Library of America

Everything is completely online. It brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Millions of books and images available.


Library Catalogs


Melvyl is a computer-based library system for the California Digital Library, a shared library of the University of California (UC). The Catalog database contains records for books and other materials owned by any of the UC campuses, including UCLA. It also contains records for the California State Library in Sacramento and several other California institutions. California Digital Library.

World Cat

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. If you find a book you want, you can find it in any member libraries near by. Otis and smaller libraries may have the book, but we aren't members, so it won't show up.

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