• 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

    John-Mark Schlink's print Folding no. 4 was included in the recent Guanlan Printmaking Biennial and purchased by the China Printmaking Museum for their collection. Schlink is a lecturer at Hamline and director of the Soeffker Gallery and permanent collection.

    At the last Lunch with... concert for the semester the renowned Artaria String Quartet will play Franz Josef Haydn's String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 20 No. 1 at noon on Monday, December 5 in Sundin Music Hall. 

    Dr. Aida Audeh, professor of art history in the College of Liberal Arts, presented her paper Rodin's Gates of Hell in Context: Dante and Nineteenth-Century French Art at the Musée Rodin, Paris, on Friday, November 18, 2016. Professor Audeh, an expert on French artists' interest in Italian medieval poet Dante Alighieri, was the only member of an American institution invited to participate.

    The CWP is pleased to announce the addition of two new writers to the faculty in our low-res MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program: Nina LaCour and Laurel Snyder.