Arts

Filmmaker Cooper Raiff '19
From S#!%house to the Penthouse
Cooper Raiff ’19’s coming-of-age movie with an unprintable name became the Cinderella story of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. He only had to drop out of Oxy to complete it
Madam C.J. Walker
Mixed Media
An illuminating new biography by Oxy professor Erica J. Ball examines the rags-to-riches story of America's first self-made woman millionaire
Belonging at Oxy, Daniella Michelin '94
Coming Together: Snapshots From Spring
When artist Jocelyn Pedersen, who teaches a class in Book Arts, learned that students would not be returning to campus in the spring, she wanted to give members of the Oxy community a...
Ming Cho Lee '53
My Mentor, Ming Cho Lee
The Tony-winning set designer and legendary Yale professor, who died last fall, dedicated himself to theater and to teaching, Ann Sheffield ’83 recalls
Arts in a Pandemic
Creating Art in a Pandemic
Oxy faculty and students embrace, explore, and experiment with technology to keep arts classes, exhibits, and performances humming
Ming Cho Lee '53 in 2003
The Play's the Thing
From Summer 2003: Designer, professor, and Medal of Arts recipient Ming Cho Lee '53 reflects on half a century's work in American theater
Compton Cowboys founder Randy Hook
Urban Cowboy
Whether he's ranching. riding, or rapping, Compton Cowboys leader Randy Hook '12 brings swagger to the saddle
Oxy Squirrels
Good News in a Pandemic
From the biology department shipping PPE to hospitals to Oxy Arts making art kits to students in Highland Park, here are nine snapshots of the Oxy family coming together in a time of need
After We Leave, Aleem Hossain
The Last Picture Show
Assistant professor Aleem Hossain realized a dream when his first feature film was released theatrically in February—just before cinemas suddenly closed
Humbug! Wendy Jean Katz
Mixed Media
From New York City's "penny" papers to feminist manifestos for the revolution: new books and music by Oxy authors
April Banks, Oxy Arts
Feeding a Need
With a rich menu of contemporary programming, the College’s Oxy Arts initiative nourishes socially conscious dialogue between the campus and community

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