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

  • 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...

  • Money Plant

    Money Plant

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

  • Autumn Landscape

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

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • Portrait of William Edmondson, Sculptor, Nashville

    Portrait of William Edmondson, Sculptor,...

    William Edmondson was notably the first African American artist to be given a one-person...

  • 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...

  • The Magic Garden

    The Magic Garden

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

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

  • Frieze

    Frieze

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

  • 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...

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Billy Squier

    Billy Squier

    Warhol’s portrait of Billy Squier emphasizes the rock musician’s dark brown, curly hair that...

  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers (For Langston Hughes)

    The Negro Speaks of Rivers (For Langston...

    In this drawing Aaron Douglas pays homage to poet Langston Hughes and his poem The Negro...

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • A View of the Valley

    A View of the Valley

    Asher Brown Durand was associated with the Hudson River School painters. Like other artists of...

  • The Piano Lesson

    The Piano Lesson

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

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

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

  • 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...

  • Boy with Toy Plane

    Boy with Toy Plane

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

  • 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...

  • #2 Mask

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

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • Sunrise

    Sunrise

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

  • Location #1

    Location #1

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

  • Homage to Black Woman Poets

    Homage to Black Women Poets

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

  • 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...

  • The Piano Lesson

    The Piano Lesson

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

  • 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...

  • The Piano Lesson

    The Piano Lesson

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

  • Staircase

    Staircase

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

    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...

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

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

  • 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...

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • Location #12

    Location #12

    Location #12 takes on an archetypal Hollywood scene as a red Cadillac with two...

  • 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...

  • Drip Painting #7

    Drip Painting #7

    The ever-complicated and intriguing relationships between fine art and design play an important...

  • Genesis Creation Sermon VI: And God Created All the Beasts of the Earth

    Genesis Creation Sermon VI: And God Created...

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

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • 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...

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

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

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Jazz Rhapsody

    Jazz Rhapsody

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • Streamside

    Streamside

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

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • 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...

  • Wall Piece with Hanging Form

    Wall Piece with Hanging Form

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • St. John the Divine

    St. John the Divine

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

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 6 (The Death of the Countess)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 6 (The Death of the...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Magic Garden

    The Magic Garden

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

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

  • The Card Game

    The Card Game

    Jacob Lawrence’s The Card Game depicts a group of four card players, two men and two...

  • 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 VI: And God Created All the Beasts of the Earth

    Genesis Creation Sermon VI: And God Created...

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

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Streamside

    Streamside

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

  • Money Plant

    Money Plant

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

  • Autumn Landscape

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

  • 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...

  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers (For Langston Hughes)

    The Negro Speaks of Rivers (For Langston...

    In this drawing Aaron Douglas pays homage to poet Langston Hughes and his poem The Negro...

  • 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...

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

    Robert Blackburn was a graphic artist, a painter as well as the founder and director of the...

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • Untitled

    Untitled

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

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

  • Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

    Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

    As an acquaintance of acclaimed American photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston...

  • Bigger Bridge

    Bigger Bridge

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

  • Homage to Black Woman Poets

    Homage to Black Women Poets

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

  • Bigger Bridge

    Bigger Bridge

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

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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...

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • 2.8 Untitled

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

  • Bianca Jagger

    Bianca Jagger, once famously married to Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, was a...

  • 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...