• Fine Arts at Hamline

    Unleash your inner Picasso—paint, draw, sketch, or sculpt your masterpiece. Hear the thunder of applause after your theatrical debut. Make music in a rock band or the orchestra. Finish your novel or perform at a poetry slam. Use digital media to create music, films, and art. Whatever your passion—or your medium—you can pursue it at Hamline.

    Upcoming Events

    See a list of upcoming studio art, art history, creative writing, digital media arts, music, theatre, and dance events.

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  • Fine Arts Facilities

  • Soeffker Gallery

    Soeffker Gallery

    Hamline's art Gallery features painters such as Picasso and Warhol as well as Senior artwork

    View our Art
    Our Country's Good Stage

    Anne Simley Theatre

    The 289 seat proscenium theatre, is located in the Drew Fine Arts Complex and was built in 1983.

    Take the Stage
  • Sundin Piano

    Sundin Music Hall

    The Beautiful Sundin Hall features Hamline's musically talented students in its world-class facilities.

    Take a Seat
    Student at Computer

    TV Studio

    Hamline's TV Studio makes high-tech recording and editing software available for students.

    Take a Look
  • Hamline Fine Arts Spotlight

    "Writers Go To The Movies" Film Series

    Writers Go To The Movies is a film series will take place at the Bryant Lake Bowl on the first Wednesday of every month, (except for the first screening which will be on Feb 6th, a Tuesday). Each screening will begin with a brief (5-10 minute) introduction to the movie by the writer who will discuss how it has informed or inspired their writing practice (for better or worse), and, after the movie, the writer and a specialist (someone engaged with the film's themes or subject matter - a dancer/ scientist/ lawyer/ painter/ film scholar, etc.) will have a conversation about the film, writing, art making and the ways in which different practices inform one another. The audience is invited to participate in the conversation and there will be food and drink available. Our first movie, Arrival will be presented on February 6th by the poet Ed Bok Lee, who will be in discussion with Hamline's own Andrea Bell.  
    More information can be found at Bryant Lake Bowl.

    "Audeh outlines her vision for Fine Arts" - The Oracle

    Hamline's student-run newspaper, The Oracle, has published an article about the making of the new ArtSpace in Osborn Residence Hall lounge.

    Fine Arts all Bash 2017

    Fine Arts Fall Bash & Majors Fair - Tuesday Oct 17, 5-7 pm

    Come to Drew Fine Arts this Tuesday Oct 17 from 5-7 pm to learn about majors we offer in Studio Arts, Art History, Digital Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Creative Writing. Snack on gyros from Dino's Greek Restaurant and chat with faculty and students in the Fine Arts. Learn more about ArtSpace and MetroArtsExcursions open to all HU students.


    Fine Arts FYSems Just Mercy Artwork

    The five linked Fine Arts FYSems (Art, Art History, Music, Theatre, Creative Writing) created visual expressions of the common read, Just Mercy, in Drew Fine Arts' Simley Theatre Lobby on Tuesday evening. Exhibition information forthcoming here.

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    "Make Space for ArtSpace"- the oracle

    Hamline's student-run newspaper, The Oracle, has published an article and slideshow covering ArtSpace's Kick-off event, which was held on September 10.

    Artspace Open in Osborn Residence Hall!
    A Collaborative Creative Space for All HU Students

    The Hamline University ArtSpace is now open for student use in Osborn Residence Hall. The opening night mural painting event held on Sunday, September 10 was attended by some 40 students, faculty, and staff who enjoyed music by Ibaba (featuring Hamline University faculty Professor Mark Berkson and Hamline Medial Specialist Brian Johnson and Hamline alumna and now Physics PhD Dr. Becky Wright), treats provided by the Office of Res Life, and art supplies donated by the Department of Studio Arts & Art History. ArtSpace provides musical instruments (including four acoustic guitars, two electronic keyboards, and various hand percussion instruments) and art supplies for painting, drawing, and sketching on paper and canvas free of charge to all HU students. Residents of Osborn have direct access to the space; residents of other dorms or off-campus commuting students can access ArtSpace through their ID cards by arrangement with the Office of Res Life. ArtSpace is a collaborative effort for all HU students provided by the Division of Fine Arts (departments of Studio Arts & Art History, Theatre, Music, Creative Writing, and Digital Media Arts) and the Office of Res Life. Visit the ArtSpace page for more information.

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  • Art in the Community

    Nestled in the Twin Cities, Hamline is surrounded by a thriving art community. Students need only to step off campus to find themselves in a sculpture garden, or near one of the Twin Cities' many theatres. There are countless opportunities to act, sing, dance, and explore the rich cultural environment.

  • News


    Hamline University Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to continue its 88th season with She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Jeff Turner. She Kills Monsters will run at Hamline University’s Anne Simley Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on November 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17.


    Professor Andrew Wykes from the Studio Arts and Art History Department will be featured in the film "Painting The Place Between," on Saturday, September 22 from 1-7 p.m.


    Professor Andrew Wykes from the Studio Arts and Art History Department is awarded the 2018 American Art Award 1st place in the landscape painting category for his painting, "Killara Bay, Mayo, Ireland." The painting is 24" x 100" with the media acrylic on canvas.