• 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.

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    Explore Featured News Stories featuring the Department of Studio Arts and Art History.


  • Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Art History.

  • 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


    Senior Lecturer John-Mark Schlink's hybrid digital-relief print, "Un-title 3", was selected from Minot State University's Permanent Collection for an exhibition titled, "Faculties in Fine Arts" at the Walter Piehl Gallery.


    Professor Allison Baker (studio art) and studio art majors, Michael Finch, Janell Hammer, Emily McKenzie, and Andi Haus installed Prof Baker's new monumental public sculpture at Franconia Sculpture Park.


    Dreamsong is a new multidisciplinary arts venue and commercial gallery situated on a small compound in Northeast Minneapolis. Professor Alison Baker's work will be part of the inaugural exhibition "A Glitter of Seas" which explores maternity through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video by contemporary female artists.