• 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

    Miriam Busch, MFAC '14, has just released her newest picture book. Raisin the Littlest Cow, published by Balzer + Bray, with illustrations by Larry Day, is available now.

    Tracy Nelson Maurer, MFAC '09, has two new picture book biographies launching Saturday, April 1: John Deere, That's Who! launches at 11 a.m. at Wild Rumpus Bookstore, and the launch of Noah Webster's Fighting Words is at 2 p.m. at Red Balloon Bookstore.

    Seniors majoring in studio art and art history were in New York City over spring break to visit museums and to conduct research for the senior art exhibition on campus.

    Molly B. Burnham, MFAC '10, has released the third book in the Teddy Mars series: Almost an Outlaw. Teddy goes from record breaker to rule breaker in this conclusion to the hilarious and heartwarming series by the winner of the Fleischman Humor Award.