January LAS Newsletter

The earth has revolved around the sun one more time.  Here we are, 2017 and the start of a new Spring semester yet it was not that long ago the Fall, 2016 semester at Otis started with a bang.   As workmen, hammers in hand, labored to [more]

Otis Students Attend “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda”

When students look for courses with relevance to their lives, Perri Chasin's "Movies That Matter" is always a front runner.  Perri introduces students to films that engage with social, political, gender, race and ethnic issues. This year the "Movies [more]

Kerri Steinberg and Jewish Mad Men keep rolling along…and the press is global!

Since the 2015 publication of her book, Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the  American Jewish Experience, Kerri Steinberg has been busy giving presentations and interviews.  The German Historical Institute asked her to present a paper at [more]

Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic

By David Mills Chase, Jill Ferguson and J. Joseph Hoey IV. With a chapter by Debra Ballard, Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences This book explores creativity and its assessment using easy-to-grasp concepts; concrete examples of arts education and [more]

Adam Berg Exhibits at Edward Cella Art + Architecture

(Los Angeles) Edward Cella is pleased to present Constructions, an exhibition that considers the process of building in contemporary sculpture and photography. Featuring diverse methodologies and practices, the exhibition includes artworks ranging [more]

Marlena Donohue reviews Habsburg Exhibition: Empire of Style

EMPIRE OF STYLE is a new show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, culled from Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, brings together 100 treasures from the coffers of the imperial House of Habsburg — Titians and Tintorettos, arms and armaments among [more]