• 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

    Nov 9 2014

    Visiting Writer

    The Hamline Creative Writing Program will host visiting writer Jamaal May on Tuesday, December 2 for a public reading and on Wednesday, December 3 for an author's interview. Both events are free and open to the public and are at 7 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center Room 100E.

    Nov 6 2014

    Best Books

    Faculty e. lockhart and alum Christine Heppermann (MFAC '10) both have books named to Publisher's Weekly list of best YA books of 2014.

    "Negative Space", a poem by MFAC faculty Ron Koertge, was featured, read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac's October 7th issue.

    MFAC faculty Gene Luen Yang spoke about the power of comics to reach diverse audiences at the 2014 National Book Festival gala.