• 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. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton


Links to Speeches Online

ANC Speech Archives: Texts of speeches delivered by African National Congress officials including Nelson Mandela.

Douglass Archives of American Public Address: Excellent archive of American oratory intended to serve general scholarship and courses in American rhetorical history. Searchable and browseable.

Famous Speeches: Patton, Gandhi, Malcolm X, Kennedy, Hitler... They're all here!

History and Politics Out Loud: Searchable archive of political significant audio materials, including "Nixon tapes," Martin Luther King speeches, etc. (from Northwestern University)

History Channel Speech Archives: Searchable archive of historic speeches in the areas of politics, science, and the arts. Selected audio clips are available.

UC Berkeley Lectures and Events: Interesting collection of Audio and Video Recordings from the Online Media Department.

Presidents: Texts of major speeches by US Presidents.

TED Talks: Brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century: Compiled by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A & M University, this list reflects the opinions of 137 leading scholars of American public address.

Online Speech Bank: 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, etc.

Women's Speeches from Around the World: Dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world.

Links to Quote Sites

Quotations are excellent because they can be imbedded in speeches to give insights, increase pace, and serve as sound bites.


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