• Art History at Hamline University

    The study of art history involves the analysis of art and architecture within a cultural framework and is thus highly interdisciplinary in approach.  The goals of the department are to enhance students' perceptual and analytical abilities and improve research and writing skills. Through foundation courses, specialized electives, and advanced seminars art history students gain the ability to work independently on a senior research project that is the culmination of undergraduate art history studies.
      


  • Department News

    Explore Featured News Stories featuring the Department of Studio Arts and Art History. 
    Discover more about the Current Exhibition in the Soeffker Gallery.

      

  • Art History Facilities

    The Department of Studio Arts and Art History maintains a collection of more than 80,000 slides and digital images. The 2,000-square-foot painting studio has almost 1,000 square feet of north light. The printmaking studio is equipped for the intaglio printmaking process. Housed in separate buildings are 2,130 square feet of sculpture and drawing studios. The sculpture studio is equipped for clay modeling and plaster casting. The Soeffker Gallery, a 900-square-foot, secure and climate-controlled gallery houses the permanent collection and features annual exhibitions that have brought national attention to the university.

      

  • Additional News

    Hamline professor and director of the Soeffker Gallery, John-Mark Schlink, had his prints included in the Artist Printmaker Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

    Digital Media Arts animation instructor John Akre debuted his animated feature film Demolition Dreaming at the Square Lake Music and Film festival August 20, 2016 in Stillwater, Minnesota. You can read a great review of the film on MinnPost's website.

    Join the Department of Theatre and Dance on Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. for its first Shakespeare on the Lawn event, featuring student and alumni performances.

    Five of the twelve writers selected for the 2016-17 Loft Literary Center Mentor Series hail from Hamline: Stephanie Chrismon, MFA '14; Lorissa Gottschalk, MFA '09; Erin Sharkey, MFA '15; Anthony Ceballos, BFA '15; and Trisha Collopy, current MFA.