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

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

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

  • Lily with Bud

    Lily with Bud

    Mapplethorpe’s Lily With Bud is an elegant black-and-white image of a freshly opened...

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • Frieze

    Frieze

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

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • Elijah and the Chariot from Our Historical Heritage

    Elijah and the Chariot from Our Historical...

    During the 1940s surrealist painter Salvador Dalí moved to the United States, where he lived for...

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

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

  • 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...

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

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

  • Autumn Landscape

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

  • Untitled (Wazoneka)

    Untitled (Wazoneka)

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

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

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

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

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • Staircase

    Staircase

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • 2.8 Untitled

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

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

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

  • Self Portrait Talking to Vince

    Self Portrait Talking to Vince

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

  • 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...

  • Christmas Poinsettias-White

    Christmas Poinsettias-White

    Andy Warhol’s out-of-focus image of a cluster of fake white Christmas poinsettias is a reference...

  • Homage to Black Woman Poets

    Homage to Black Women Poets

    Sculptor, printmaker and painter Elizabeth Catlett is known for her adeptness at creating works...

  • The Magic Garden

    The Magic Garden

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

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

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

  • Portrait of Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

    Portrait of Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

    Cecil Beaton was an English fashion and portrait photographer known for his photographs of the...

  • Mount Calvary

    Mount Calvary

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

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

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

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

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

  • #2 Mask

    Sargent Claude Johnson’s hammered copper masks retain the strong influence of African art and...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

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

  • Figure Sitting

    Figure Sitting

    Marion Perkins was one of Chicago’s foremost Renaissance sculptors and was known for his compact...

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Cubist Bird

    Beginning in the 1930s, Johnson’s influence from Cubism and Mexican muralists became the impetus...

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • Head of a Woman

    Head of a Woman

    Head of a Woman is indicative of Charles Sebree’s style in which he uses washes and...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon VIII: And Creation Was Done and All Was Well

    Genesis Creation Sermon VIII: And Creation...

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

  • The Night Letter

    The Night Letter

    In this painting, Cortor depicts a domestic interior featuring an older woman and a young girl....

  • Untitled

    Untitled

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

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

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

  • Landscape (1958)

    Landscape (1958)

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

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • Pensive

    Pensive

    Sculptor, printmaker and painter Elizabeth Catlett is known for her adeptness at creating works...

  • CINEMA-Self Portrait, Florence 2006

    CINEMA-Self Portrait, Florence 2006

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

  • The Black Man in the Making of America

    The Black Man in the Making of America

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

  • Celebration, Mexico City

    Celebration, Mexico City

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

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

    Andy Warhol was interested in the presentation of myth in his Polaroid images. In this work,...

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

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

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

    In the straightforward manner seen in many of his Polaroid images, here Andy Warhol presents an...

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

    Andy Warhol was interested in the presentation of myth in his Polaroid images. In this work,...

  • Elijah and the Chariot from Our Historical Heritage

    Elijah and the Chariot from Our Historical...

    During the 1940s surrealist painter Salvador Dalí moved to the United States, where he lived for...

  • Homage to Black Woman Poets

    Homage to Black Women Poets

    Sculptor, printmaker and painter Elizabeth Catlett is known for her adeptness at creating works...

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

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

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

    American painter Jacob Lawrence is best known for depicting narratives of the daily lives and...

  • 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...

  • Christmas Poinsettias-White

    Christmas Poinsettias-White

    Andy Warhol’s out-of-focus image of a cluster of fake white Christmas poinsettias is a reference...

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • Genesis Creation Sermon III: And God Said Let the Earth Bring Forth the Grass, T

    Genesis Creation Sermon III: And God Said...

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

    Ingrid Calame’s art is inspired by the grooves, stains, graffiti and other ephemera found on...

  • Keith Haring and Unidentified Fashion Model

    Keith Haring and Unidentified Fashion Model

    In this image Andy Warhol captures artist and social activist Keith Haring, whose work responded...

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • 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...

  • St. John the Divine

    St. John the Divine

    As one of the most visionary American artists, Robert Rauschenberg is widely recognized for his...

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

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

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

    In the straightforward manner seen in many of his Polaroid images, here Andy Warhol presents an...

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

    This drawing depicts three women in three different postures: full frontal, profile and rear...

  • Boy with Toy Plane

    Boy with Toy Plane

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • #2 Mask

    Sargent Claude Johnson’s hammered copper masks retain the strong influence of African art and...

  • Portrait of Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

    Portrait of Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

    Cecil Beaton was an English fashion and portrait photographer known for his photographs of the...

  • Man Fishing

    Man Fishing

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

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

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

    This drawing depicts three women in three different postures: full frontal, profile and rear...

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

  • Summer Twilight

    Summer Twilight

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

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 3 (The Scene with the Quack)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 3 (The Scene with...

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

  • Ehsan and Light, Cairo

    Ehsan and Light, Cairo

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

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

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

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

  • Man Fishing

    Man Fishing

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • Head of a Dancer

    Head of a Dancer

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

  • Dancing Lovers

    Dancing Lovers

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

  • Wall Piece with Hanging Form

    Wall Piece with Hanging Form

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Genesis Creation Sermon III: And God Said Let the Earth Bring Forth the Grass, T

    Genesis Creation Sermon III: And God Said...

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

    Rendered in aqueous washes of gouache, Robert Thompson’s Reflections depicts simplified...

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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