• 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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    Congratulations to CWP alum Renee Beauregard Lute (MFA ’12) on the launch of the Winicker Wallace chapter book series! The first four books are available now from Calico (ABDO).


    The digital media arts and studio arts departments invite you to Open Studios 2017 on December 18, from 5-7 p.m. Come and see what students have been making this semester in all manner of media in Anne Simley Lobby.


    The International Print Center in New York selected Lecturer John-Mark Schlink's print titled "Sacred Site" for the New Prints 2018/Winter exhibition.


    Surrounded by the vibrant and diverse Twin Cities arts scene, Hamline University students have unique and plentiful opportunities to express their creativity both on campus and off.