Permanent Collection

Please note that works in the SCAD Permanent Collection are not always on view. See the calendar for a list of current exhibitions.

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

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 646

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

  • The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    The Beginning of Afro-Chic

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

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

  • 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 Card Game

    The Card Game

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

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

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

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • Portrait of a Woman

    Portrait of a Woman

    Edwin A. Harleston applied his academic artistic training to his realistic portraiture of...

  • Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

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

  • Landscape

    Landscape

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

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

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

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

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

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • Money Plant

    Money Plant

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

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

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

  • Model for Middle Passage Monument

    Model for Middle Passage Monument

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

  • Autumn Landscape

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

  • Lily with Bud

    Lily with Bud

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • Celebration, Mexico City

    Celebration, Mexico City

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

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

  • Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Sir Joshua Reynolds, Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

  • 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...

  • Head of a Dancer

    Head of a Dancer

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

  • 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...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    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...

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

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

  • Figure Sitting

    Figure Sitting

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

  • Kauterskill Falls

    Kauterskill Falls

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

  • 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...

  • Untitled (Wazoneka)

    Untitled (Wazoneka)

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

  • Landscape

    Landscape

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 646

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Animal Locomotion Plate 467

    Animal Locomotion Plate 467

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

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • Man Fishing

    Man Fishing

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

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

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Dancing Lovers

    Dancing Lovers

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

  • 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...

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

  • The Wooing of Hiawatha

    The Wooing of Hiawatha

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

  • A Rake's Progress Plate 3 (The Tavern...

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • Streamside

    Streamside

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

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

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

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

    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...

  • Untitled (Wazoneka)

    Untitled (Wazoneka)

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

    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...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 74

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Figure Sitting

    Figure Sitting

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

  • The Night Letter

    The Night Letter

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

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • The Wooing of Hiawatha

    The Wooing of Hiawatha

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

  • 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 2 (Surrounded...

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

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

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

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    The Beginning of Afro-Chic

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

  • Location #12

    Location #12

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

  • 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...

  • 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 “...

  • 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 “...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Christmas Poinsettias-White

    Christmas Poinsettias-White

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kauterskill Falls

    Kauterskill Falls

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

  • Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

    Church – St. Martin, Nova Scotia

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

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

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