• 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.

      

  • 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

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    MFAC faculty Laura Ruby's new series debuts today with York: The Shadow Cipher (Book One), from Walden Pond Press. Named one of Publishers Weekly's 'Best Summer Reads of 2017.'

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    Studio arts professor Allison Baker's solo exhibition, Lost Bread, opened at Inverhills Community College. The exhibition runs through July 7, 2017.

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    Nancy Hedin, MFA '13, debuts with Bend, a novel from Anglerfish Press—an imprint of Riptide. Join Nancy and Riptide on the virtual book tour, May 8-12, with exclusive guest posts, content, and giveaways.

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    MFA student Savannah Brooks is the graduate student recipient of the 2017 John Wesley Leadership and Service Awards for Students, announced by the Dean of Students Office on behalf of the Board of Trustees.