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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • 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...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 74

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

  • 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...

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • Location #1

    Location #1

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

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • On the Hudson

    On the Hudson

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

    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...

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 1 (The Marriage Contract)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 1 (The Marriage...

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

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

  • 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...

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

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

  • Ehsan and Light, Cairo

    Ehsan and Light, Cairo

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 74

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

  • Kauterskill Falls

    Kauterskill Falls

    The acclaimed American landscape painter Sanford Gifford was a member of the second generation...

  • 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...

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Cubist Bird

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

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

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

  • Mount Calvary

    Mount Calvary

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

  • 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...

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Landscape

    Landscape

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • 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 “...

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

    A Rake’s Progress, a series of eight 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...

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • 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...

  • Model for Middle Passage Monument

    Model for Middle Passage Monument

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

  • 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...

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

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

  • Marriage à la Mode Plate 1 (The Marriage Contract)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 1 (The Marriage...

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

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • Celebration, Mexico City

    Celebration, Mexico City

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

  • Streamside

    Streamside

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

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

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

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • Untitled (Wazoneka)

    Untitled (Wazoneka)

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 646

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • The Wooing of Hiawatha

    The Wooing of Hiawatha

    Mary Edmonia Lewis is considered the first African American to gain an international reputation...

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

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

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

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

  • 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...

  • Lily

    Lily

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

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

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Cubist Bird

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • The Voice of My Beloved Behold from Song of Songs of Solomon

    The Voice of My Beloved Behold from Song of...

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

  • Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Sir Joshua Reynolds, Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

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

  • Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

    Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

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

  • Self Portrait Talking to Vince

    Self Portrait Talking to Vince

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

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

    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...

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

  • 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 “...

  • Bigger Bridge

    Bigger Bridge

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

  • 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...

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • Man Fishing

    Man Fishing

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

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

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

  • 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...

  • Bianca Jagger

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

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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