Issue 12


CalArts 50ish Anniversary

Visual Essay

CalArts: Based on a True Story

Though CalArtians are committed to shaping and creating the future with their art, the campus itself has long been associated with lore and legend. Take a look through the gallery below to unearth pieces of the Institute’s (alt)history spanning the past half-century, featuring items from the archives, half-truths, researched rumors, and factoids that may or may not be true!

All images are courtesy of the CalArts Archive unless otherwise noted.