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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Ron Athey.  Read more about the artist here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?


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.