About Us

About Us

In keeping with the larger mission of St. Olaf Art, and Art History faculty strive to teach students to make connections between cultures and across academic disciplines and to work creatively with a broad range of media and critical models. Through the resources provided by the studio, classroom, and museum, Art and Art History students learn to question, investigate, and explore art in order to gain an understanding of its transformative power in the world and in their own lives.

At St. Olaf, students of art and art history find:

  • Off-campus courses, including Manhattan Interim in New York CityDrawing From Nature in the BahamasItalian Art in Context, and Sacred Sites of South Asia
  • Dedicated faculty and staff who are professional artists with close ties to the vibrant Twin Cities art scene. They lead students on frequent trips to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, the Soap Factory, and many other galleries
  • One of only seven colleges in the state that is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.