Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Students Drawing“Every time someone graduates from Otis, art evolves and design gets better.” —Mark Parker, CEO, NIKE, Inc. Commencement Address, 2009

Otis scholarships are an investment in our future through nurturing the next generation of creative leaders. Artists, designers, writers, and creative thinkers play an increasingly critical role in this age of ideas. They strengthen economies, shape the cultural landscape, and bring surprising solutions to complex problems.

At Otis, a unique mix of majors, delivered through a forward-looking curriculum that combines blue-sky thinking with real-world training, sets the path for talented students from all walks of life to develop their creative best. After graduation, many become leaders in their profession and communities, thereby enriching our world through their creativity, skill and vision.

The lives, work and achievements of Otis alumni abundantly illustrate the power of creativity in our economy, culture and society. They tell the story of possibilities made real by a combination of education and talent.

Because over 75% of Otis students receive financial aid, their success also tells the story of how lives are transformed and personal potential realized with the help of scholarships.

We hope you will join many alumni and donors in making a life-changing and future-enhancing investment by supporting scholarships at Otis.


Chelsey Sobel, Institutional Advancement Coordinator, at 310-665-6863 or csobel@otis.edu. or give now online