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

  • The Creation

    The Creation

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

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

  • 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 1 (The Young...

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • 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...

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • Genesis Creation Sermon I: In the Beginning All Was Void

    Genesis Creation Sermon I: In the Beginning...

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

  • Summer (Blue)

    Summer (Blue)

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

  • Jazz Rhapsody

    Jazz Rhapsody

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

  • 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...

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • 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...

  • 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 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 646

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

  • 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...

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • Boy with Toy Plane

    Boy with Toy Plane

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

  • Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Gordon Parks was an acclaimed African American photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer best...

  • Bigger Bridge

    Bigger Bridge

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

  • Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

    Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

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

  • Location #1

    Location #1

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • 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 “...

  • Madonna (Self-Portrait)

    Madonna (Self-Portrait)

    For most of her career, Cindy Sherman turned the camera on herself, building a catalog of self-...

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

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

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

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

  • Mount Calvary

    Mount Calvary

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

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

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

  • Staircase

    Staircase

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

  • The Card Game

    The Card Game

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

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

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

  • Location #12

    Location #12

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

  • Landscape (1958)

    Landscape (1958)

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

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

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

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Sir Joshua Reynolds, Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

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

  • Head of a Dancer

    Head of a Dancer

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

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

  • On the Hudson

    On the Hudson

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

  • Christmas Poinsettias-White

    Christmas Poinsettias-White

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

  • 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...

  • Dancing Lovers

    Dancing Lovers

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • Streamside

    Streamside

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

  • Figure Sitting

    Figure Sitting

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

  • 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...

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • 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...

  • Animal Locomotion Plate 467

    Animal Locomotion Plate 467

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

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • 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...

  • Model for Middle Passage Monument

    Model for Middle Passage Monument

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • Kauterskill Falls

    Kauterskill Falls

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

  • Celebration, Mexico City

    Celebration, Mexico City

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

  • 2.8 Untitled

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jazz Rhapsody

    Jazz Rhapsody

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

  • The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    The Beginning of Afro-Chic

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

  • 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...

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Reclining Nude

    Reclining Nude

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

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

  • 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...

  • Composition with Three Women

    Cubist Bird

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

  • Landscape

    Landscape

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

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

  • The Card Game

    The Card Game

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

  • The Wooing of Hiawatha

    The Wooing of Hiawatha

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

  • Reclining Nude

    Reclining Nude

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

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

  • 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...

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • 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...