• 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

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    Soeffker Gallery

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

    View our Art
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    Anne Simley Theatre

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

    Take the Stage
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    Sundin Music Hall

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

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    TV Studio

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

    Take a Look
  • Hamline Fine Arts Spotlight

    "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.

  • Events

    Dec. 1
    7 - 8:30 p.m.

    Come hear this semester's MFA graduates read from their capstone projects! Presenting today: Kyle McGinn, Patrick Werle, Josh Hegarty

  • News


    Hamline University Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 87th season with Under Construction on December 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. Under Construction is Hamline Dance Ensemble’s annual showcase of works in progress.


    An exhibition featuring the multidisciplinary artist Wangui Maina is now open through November 23 in the Soeffker Gallery in Drew Fine Arts.


    Making Waves, Hamline's social justice theatre troupe, is presenting a student-written public showcase on December 3 at 4 p.m. in Anne Simley Theatre.