• Hamline Art

    From the iconic Bishop statue to the Blue Garden waterfall to the “Heech” sculpture adjacent to Bush Student Center—art abounds at Hamline.

    Such works are unique to the university. They convey a strong sense of place for students and faculty and staff members and serve as an instant reminder to alumni of happy days spent on campus. They make Hamline memorable for visitors and for prospective students.

    Classroom Art

    The Classroom Art Project, which began in 2010, now includes eleven works of art created by local artists, staff members, and alumni. These vibrant, whimsical, and unique images help to make Hamline's academic spaces as distinctive as Hamline is. The new works all represent the university, yet their perspectives vary greatly. Seeing Hamline through these artists' eyes, we can't help but wonder: how do you see Hamline?

    Old Main - Art for the Classrooms

    Untitled (Old Main)
    by WACSO

    Bishop - Art for the Classrooms

    Untitled (Bishop)
    by Allie Long

    Urban Landscapes - Art for the Classrooms

    Urban Landscape, 2010
    by Aubrey Hendry

    Says Hendry of this work: "I think of the landscape as imagined, concrete, and ever-changing. As I worked on this painting, the days were sunny, the days were foggy, the snow was melting, and spring was coming. I had to consolidate those many changes to create on painting that worked within itself. It was amazing to study this view because I began to see things I had never noticed before."

    Midway Neighborhood Aerial - Art for the Classrooms

    Untitled (Aerial Map of Midway Neighborhood)
    by Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl

    Bishop and the Piper - Art for the Classrooms

    The Bishop and the Piper - Hamline University
    by Eddie Hamilton

    To gather inspiration for his painting, “The Bishop and the Piper,” Eddie Hamilton took a walk on campus with his one year-old daughter. “She was fascinated by the steps at the School of Law, so I made sure to include them,” he says. “The experience gave me different perspectives to use in the painting and time to reflect on what my daughter’s college experience may hold.”

    Walking the Campus - Hamline Classroom Art

    Walking the Campus
    by Michael Schmidt

    Walking the Campus is a new addition to Hamline's extraordinary campus art, and adorns the wall of a classroom in Bush Library.

    Letters Home - Hamline Classroom Art

    Letters Home
    by Andrée Tracey

    Valedictorian - Hamline Classroom Art

    by Andrée Tracey

    Collage artist Andrée Tracey is drawn to retro designs and historical data. “I love a good story and vintage artifacts seem to be infused with tales—imagined or otherwise,” she says. With more than 150 years of history, she found Hamline “a perfect fit for my artistic inclination.”

    Campus Art

    The Heech - Hamline Campus Art

    by Parviz Tanavoli

    The “Heech” sculpture is the work of Iranian-born Parviz Tanavoli, who served as a visiting artist at Hamline in 1971. This piece is part of Tanavoli’s famous sculpture series based on the Persion word “heech,” which means “nothing.” “Heech” sculptures are found in prestigious museums and galleries throughout the world.

    The Blue Garden Wall - Hamline Campus Art

    Blue Garden Wall
    by Oslund and Associates

    A favorite spot on campus for quiet reflection or chats with friends, the Blue Garden was created in 2004 in honor of Sue Osnes, wife of former president Larry Osnes, and in memory of their daughter, Tami Sue (1966–1972). Named for Tami Sue’s favorite color, it is planted with perennial flowers in shades of blue.

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    Statue of Bishop Hamline
    by Michael Price

    Not just an icon, the Bishop is a popular meeting spot on campus, and defines the walkway between the Student Center and Sundin Music Hall.


    campus in winter

    Campus in Winter
    by Allie Long

    acceptance package sheet

    Acceptance Package Press Sheet
    by Allie Long

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    Untitled (Hs)
    by Allie Long

    Hamline's Office of Marketing Communications is home to many professional artists, including Senior Graphic Designer Allie Long, who created the artwork above for various Hamline projects. "Campus in Winter" was created for a holiday card. The press sheet is the cover of the undergraduate acceptance package. The Hs pattern was used on the undergraduate bulletin cover. All three of these projects won awards from the University and College Designers Association (UCDA)

    old main print

    Old Main Print
    by Adam Turman

    Old Main serves as home for Hamline's administrative offices, and is often used as a central theme in Hamline's designs and publications.