• 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

    Creative Writing Programs Director Mary Rockcastle wins Kay Sexton Award which recognizes individuals who have shown dedication and work in fostering books, reading, and literary activity.

    Acclaimed authors of literature for young people will offer free, public readings as part of the January residency for Hamline's Master in Fine Arts for Children and Young Adults.

    Professor John-Mark Schlink has been selected to exhibit his print, "Folding no. 2" in the International Print Center's 50th anniversary exhibition in New York.

    Professor of Studio Arts Andrew Wykes' article titled, "Emergence: Coming out of our teachers, the places we loved, and how we find ourselves now" will be published in January of 2015.