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

  • Man Fishing

    Man Fishing

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

  • Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    The Beginning of Afro-Chic

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

  • #2 Mask

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • 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 “...

  • Mount Calvary

    Mount Calvary

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

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Location #1

    Location #1

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 74

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

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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...

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

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

  • Summer Twilight

    Summer Twilight

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

  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

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

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

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

  • #2 Mask

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

  • Bianca Jagger

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

  • The Card Game

    The Card Game

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

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • The Beginning of Afro-Chic

    The Beginning of Afro-Chic

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • 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...

  • On the Hudson

    On the Hudson

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

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

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

  • 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...

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Model for Middle Passage Monument

    Model for Middle Passage Monument

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

  • Frieze

    Frieze

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

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 646

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • 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...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

    Sir Joshua Reynolds, Self-Portrait as a Young Artist

  • Frieze

    Frieze

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

  • The Card Game

    The Card Game

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

  • Location #1

    Location #1

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

  • Summer Twilight

    Summer Twilight

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

  • 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...

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Staircase

    Staircase

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

  • Wall Piece with Hanging Form

    Wall Piece with Hanging Form

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

  • 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...

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

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 388

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

  • 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...

  • 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 “...

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • 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...

  • Man Fishing

    Man Fishing

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

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

    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...

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

  • 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...

  • The Mirror

    The Mirror

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

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • Location #12

    Location #12

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

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

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

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

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

  • Frieze

    Frieze

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

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • 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...

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Itulo)

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

  • 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...

  • 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...