Events
  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Apr 15, 2015
Sacramento, CA - April 15, 2015 - The results of the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California (Otis Report) were unveiled today in a state Capitol hearing before the Legislative... More
Apr 01, 2015
Santa Monica, CA - April 01, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10am - 4pm. The event is... More
Mar 19, 2015
Los Angeles, CA - March 18, 2015 - The internationally renowned architecture firm studio mk27 will present the seventh annual Donghia Designer-in-Residency lecture on March 25, 2015 at the Museum of... More
Mar 17, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA - March 13, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design announced today the distinguished recipients of its annual art and design awards. Fashion designer Trina Turk... More
Feb 23, 2015
Los Angeles, CA - February 23, 2015 - Otis College of Art and Design will unveil the results of the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region with a special premiere... More
Feb 18, 2015
Los Angeles – February 18, 2015 – The Board of Trustees of Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles’ first professional arts school, today announced Bruce... More

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