Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

With a remarkable collection of works by major artists, with media and subject matter ranging from painting and photography to fashion and textile art, the SCAD Museum of Art serves as a testament to the university's dedication to culture, art and education.

Selected works

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 4 (Arrested for...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Nude Model (Victor Hugo)

    Nude Model (Victor Hugo)

    This is a bust portrait of nude male model Victor Hugo against a white background. He wears a...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon IV: And God Created the Day and the Night and God Create

    Genesis Creation Sermon IV: And God Created...

    Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell...

  • Landscape (1958)

    Landscape (1958)

    Hughie Lee-Smith’s paintings melded his understanding of more formal academic styles with his...

  • Bianca Jagger and Unidentified Woman

    Bianca Jagger and Unidentified Woman

    This candid black-and-white image of Mick Jagger’s former wife Bianca Jagger and an unidentified...

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

    Considered one of the best still-life painters of the late 19th century, Charles Ethan Porter...

  • Stephen Sprouse, Keith Haring, Freddie Sutherland, Fab 5 Freddy, and Unidentifie

    Stephen Sprouse, Keith Haring, Freddie...

    In this candid photograph Andy Warhol has captured fashion, art and music world notables Stephen...

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

    Charles White is an acclaimed painter and muralist whose experience with the Works Progress...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 7 (The Prison...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Model for Middle Passage Monument

    Model for Middle Passage Monument

    Richard Hunt is an acclaimed and prolific sculptor best known for his commissioned public...

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 5 (The Death of the Earl)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 5 (The Death of the...

    Marriage à la Mode, a series of six etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon IV: And God Created the Day and the Night and God Create

    Genesis Creation Sermon IV: And God Created...

    Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell...

  • Mount Calvary

    Mount Calvary

    William H. Johnson returned to the United States in 1938 after living abroad in France and...

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

    The paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and performances of Yinka Shonibare, MBE, examine...

  • Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Arnold Newman popularized the style of environmental portraiture by capturing his distinguished...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

    In this black-and-white sequential image from the famous Animal Locomotion series,...

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

    Danny Simmons’ abstract paintings and works on paper combine color, rhythm and line in an...

  • Wall Piece with Hanging Form

    Wall Piece with Hanging Form

    Richard Hunt is an acclaimed and prolific sculptor best known for his commissioned public...

  • The Magic Garden

    The Magic Garden

    Throughout his multifaceted career, Romare Bearden was known for his dedication to art and...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 7 (The Prison...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 646

    Eadweard Muybridge was one of the world’s most influential and innovative photographers. He was...

  • Celebration, Mexico City

    Celebration, Mexico City

    A pioneer of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson used the camera as if it were an artist’s...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 1 (The Young...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 2 (Early in the Morning)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 2 (Early in the...

    Marriage à la Mode, a series of six etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Untitled

    Untitled

    Norman Lewis is considered the first major African American Abstract Expressionist. Lewis grew...

  • Portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe and Samuel Wagstaff

    Portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe and Samuel...

    American fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo is known for revamping the image of the “...

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    Event Horizon is one of two works Cvijanovic created in response to the structure in...

  • Location #1

    Location #1

    Yeondoo Jung stages elaborately realized tableaux that employ real landscapes, man-made settings...

  • Stephen Sprouse, Keith Haring, Freddie Sutherland, Fab 5 Freddy, and Unidentifie

    Stephen Sprouse, Keith Haring, Freddie...

    In this candid photograph Andy Warhol has captured fashion, art and music world notables Stephen...

  • Dancing Lovers

    Dancing Lovers

    Artist Alexandre Arrechea’s Dancing Lovers is the artist’s first etching since the...

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 5 (The Death of the Earl)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 5 (The Death of the...

    Marriage à la Mode, a series of six etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

    Charles White is an acclaimed painter and muralist whose experience with the Works Progress...

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

    In her sculptures, prints and painting, artist Margaret Burroughs focused on the themes of...

  • Self Portrait Talking to Vince

    Self Portrait Talking to Vince

    American photographer Francesca Woodman used her own body posed within crumbling architectural...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon II: And God Brought Forth the Firmament and the Waters

    Genesis Creation Sermon II: And God Brought...

    Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell...

  • Frieze

    Frieze

    American photographer William Wegman is best known for his iconic photographs of dogs,...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon VII: And God Created Man and Woman

    Genesis Creation Sermon VII: And God Created...

    Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell...

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

    Educated at Howard University and Columbia University, Alma Thomas was associated with the...

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

    Danny Simmons’ abstract expressionist paintings and works on paper combine color, rhythm and...

  • Steve Rubell, Donald Trump and Unidentified Man

    Steve Rubell, Donald Trump and Unidentified...

    In this candid image, Andy Warhol has photographed Steve Rubell, an American entrepreneur and co...

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

    Robert Scott Duncanson was among the few African American painters with an active professional...

  • On the Hudson

    On the Hudson

    German-American painter Albert Bierstadt was associated with the Hudson River School, a group of...

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

    Seated Figure embodies many of the styles and media Charles Alston experimented with...

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

    Predominantly known as an accomplished printmaker and renowned educator, James Lesesne Wells was...

  • Streamside

    Streamside

    Painter Edward Mitchell Bannister found much of the inspiration for his paintings in the...

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 4 (The Countess's Levee)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 4 (The Countess...

    Marriage à la Mode, a series of six etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    Artist Carrie Mae Weems employs the power of storytelling and unfolding narratives in her...

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

    Predominantly known as an accomplished printmaker and renowned educator, James Lesesne Wells was...

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

    Photographer and video artist Abrie Fourie captures often overlooked and spare environments...

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Itulo)

    During the course of his career, artist Nicholas Hlobo has developed a distinctive body of work...

  • Staircase

    Staircase

    During William A. Harper’s brief life, he focused his artistic pursuits on representations of...

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    The Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C) series of six prints1 offers a rare...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon V: And God Created All the Fowls of the Air and Fishes o

    Genesis Creation Sermon V: And God Created...

    Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell...

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    The Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C) series of six prints1 offers a rare...

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

    Nick Cave’s prolific oeuvre engages sculpture, fashion, video, sound and performance. Suggestive...

  • Lily

    Lily

    Widely known for his portraits of artists, dancers and musicians as well as scenes of the New...

  • Globe

    Globe

    Globe is one of two works Cvijanovic created in response to the structure in the...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 5 (Married to an Old Maid)

    A Rake's Progress Plate 5 (Married to...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Animal Locomotion Plate 467

    Animal Locomotion Plate 467

    Eadweard Muybridge was one of the world’s most influential and innovative photographers. He was...

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

    Considered one of the best still-life painters of the late 19th century, Charles Ethan Porter...

  • The Blues Has Got Me

    The Blues Has Got Me

    Romare Bearden worked in a variety of mediums and styles, ranging from cartoons and oils to...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 5 (Married to an Old Maid)

    A Rake's Progress Plate 5 (Married to...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

    Predominantly known as an accomplished printmaker and renowned educator, James Lesesne Wells was...

  • Return, Return, Shulamite from Song of Songs of Solomon

    Return, Return, Shulamite from Song of Songs...

    The Song of Songs of Solomon is a series from the early 1970s consisting of 12 etchings...

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

    Charles White is an acclaimed painter and muralist whose experience with the Works Progress...

  • 2.8 Untitled

    Zander Blom is a Johannesburg-based artist who uses painting, drawing, assemblage sculpture and...

  • Frieze

    Frieze

    American photographer William Wegman is best known for his iconic photographs of dogs,...

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

    For artist Wangechi Mutu, the female form is a primary source of imagery, and her work is...

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

    The American artist Jasper Johns is widely known for his thickly painted surfaces and imagery of...

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

    Warhol’s bust portrait of Stephen Sprouse presents the fashion designer dressed in a black T-...

  • Boy with Toy Plane

    Boy with Toy Plane

    Boy with Toy Plane highlights an important aspect of Aaron Douglas’ conceptual focus,...

  • Untitled

    Untitled

    Norman Lewis is considered the first major African American Abstract Expressionist. Lewis grew...

  • Pelé

    Pelé

    This is a closely cropped image of world-renowned Brazilian footballer Edison Arantes do...

  • Adam and Eve from Our Historical Heritage

    Adam and Eve from Our Historical Heritage

    In the depiction of Adam and Eve from this series, Dalí presents Adam and Eve in the...

  • Money Plant

    Money Plant

    American photographer Imogen Cunningham’s explorations of composition and lighting culminated in...

  • Head of a Dancer

    Head of a Dancer

    Throughout his career, Richmond Barthé was interested in the movement and stance of the body. He...

  • A Rake’s Progress Plate 8 (In the Madhouse)

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Globe

    Globe

    Globe is one of two works Cvijanovic created in response to the structure in the...

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

    The paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and performances of Yinka Shonibare, MBE, examine...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 2 (Surrounded...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Go Down Death — A Funeral Sermon

    Go Down Death — A Funeral Sermon

    Artist Aaron Douglas created three images that are illustrations for the book of poems by James...

  • Ehsan and Light, Cairo

    Ehsan and Light, Cairo

    For over a decade Youssef Nabil has been developing three unique yet interconnected series of...

  • Untitled (Wazoneka)

    Untitled (Wazoneka)

    During the course of his career, artist Nicholas Hlobo has developed a distinctive body of work...

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

    A self-taught painter from Louisiana, Clementine Hunter is known for her colorful and...

  • Untitled (Wazoneka)

    Untitled (Wazoneka)

    During the course of his career, artist Nicholas Hlobo has developed a distinctive body of work...

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

    In this image, Andy Warhol captures Trafalgar Square, a public space and tourist attraction in...

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

    In 1885, Nelson A. Primus moved from Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked and studied portrait...

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

    Faith Ringgold is renowned for her colorful figurative works that address issues of gender and...

  • Stephen Sprouse, Freddie Sutherland, Stuart Privar, Debbie Harry and Unidentifie

    Stephen Sprouse, Freddie Sutherland, Stuart...

    This photograph features an all-star cast including fashion designer Stephen Sprouse, Freddie...

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 6 (Scene in a...

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

    The American artist Jasper Johns is widely known for his thickly painted surfaces and imagery of...

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

    Artist Aaron Douglas created three images that are illustrations for the book of poems by James...

  • Reclining Nude

    Reclining Nude

    Throughout his multifaceted career, Romare Bearden was known for his dedication to art and...

  • Miss X

    Miss X

    Miss X is one among many prints by Dox Thrash that portray honest and moving scenes of...

  • Landscape (1947)

    Landscape (1947)

    Hughie Lee-Smith’s paintings melded his understanding of more formal academic styles with his...

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald encapsulates Beauford Delaney’s range of artistic styles,...

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

    The American artist Jasper Johns is widely known for his thickly painted surfaces and imagery of...

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

    A self-taught painter from Louisiana, Clementine Hunter is known for her colorful and...

  • Staircase

    Staircase

    During William A. Harper’s brief life, he focused his artistic pursuits on representations of...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon II: And God Brought Forth the Firmament and the Waters

    Genesis Creation Sermon II: And God Brought...

    Based on biblical texts and his own memory of the Sunday sermons of the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell...