• 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

    Sundin Music Hall's first Lunch With...concert of the spring semester kicks off with virtuoso trombonist and instructor of low brass, Lauren Husting. She will play music by J.S. Bach, Ferdinand David, and Amy Mills. She will be accompanied by pianist Rebecca Hass. This event is free and open to all.

    Justin Delzer, one of Hamline's creative writing students, is having a release party for his second novel on Friday, February 19, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Giddens Learning Center 2nd floor gallery. All are welcome and copies of both his books will be available.

    Allison Baker, assistant professor of studio arts, had her work shown at Grin Gallery in Providence, RI. Baker was recently interviewed for the gallery's website. In the article, she discusses the politics and inspiration behind her recent body of work. Read the interview here.

    Professor Andrew Wykes, chair of the Studio Arts and Art History Department, is exhibiting paintings made during his sabbatical in Ireland and the UK in a solo show named Hinterlands at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis.