Access to world renowned artists, groundbreaking exhibitions, exclusive events, free admission and discounts, and the satisfaction of supporting one of Savannah’s most important cultural assets: these are just a few of the benefits of SCAD Museum of Art membership.
In a celebration of its world-class offerings, the SCAD Museum of Art kicks off a month-long membership campaign Friday, Sept. 20, with a panel discussion and gallery hop featuring distinguished visiting artists Ursula von Rydingsvard, Leonardo Drew and Diana Al-Hadid. Over the course of the campaign, visitors are invited to attend a second gallery hop and family day featuring workshops and demonstrations.
New and renewing members will also have the opportunity to win a catalog of the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art. This important collection features work by distinguished artists Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Duncanson and Richard Hunt, among others.
Below is the month-long membership campaign schedule of events. Museum staff will be on hand throughout the campaign to answer questions and assist with membership registration. Learn more about SCAD Museum of Art membership and benefits at scadmoa.org/about/membership.
SCAD Museum of Art panel discussion
Featuring visiting artists Ursula von Rydingsvard, Leonardo Drew and Diana Al-Hadid
Friday, Sept. 20, 5-6 p.m.
The SCAD Museum of Art panel discussion features exhibiting artists Leonardo Drew, Diana Al-Hadid and Ursula von Rydingsvard discussing their individual artistic practices, influences and materials. The panel will also explore the intersections in all of their work, where drawing and sculpture find themselves in conversation with one another. The talk is free for SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission.
SCAD gallery hop
Friday, Sept. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The September SCAD gallery hop features museum receptions for Diana Al-Hadid’s eponymous exhibition, Ursula von Rydingsvard’s "Shadows Remain," Leonardo Drew’s "Selected Works" and Regina Silveira’s "Track Series (Octopus)," along with gallery receptions for Jessica Rankin’s exhibition "Passages" at Pinnacle Gallery and Paul Bloodgood’s "This Inch of Wholeness" at Pei Ling Chan Gallery. Free shuttles will run between all stops. The museum receptions are free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission. The gallery hop receptions at other SCAD galleries are free and open to the public.
SCAD gallery hop
Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The October SCAD gallery hop features museum receptions for Ellen Gallagher’s "Ice or Salt," Alex Prager’s "Mise-en-scène," and SCAD alumna Claire Rosen’s "Reverie," along with a reception for artist Wardell Milan’s "The Kingdom or Exile: Parisian Landscapes" at Pinnacle Gallery. The artists will be on hand throughout the receptions. Free shuttles will run between all stops. The museum receptions are free for SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission. The gallery hop receptions at other SCAD galleries are free and open to the public.
SCAD Museum of Art Family Day
Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m.
The SCAD Museum of Art offers free admission and creative activities for the whole family in celebration of its second anniversary. Gallery activities, workshops and demonstrations will be offered throughout the museum, along with music in the museum courtyard and a special appearance by SCAD mascot, Art the Bee.
Media inquiries may be directed to Sunny Nelson at 912.525.5225.
SCAD Museum of Art
The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum established to elevate art and design education for art enthusiasts around the world. Melding modern architecture with a historic 1853 railroad depot, the museum honors the past while showcasing world-renowned contemporary artists. Exhibitions range from painting and photography, to fashion, digital media and sculpture, complementing the artistic disciplines offered at the university. The museum also presents public programming year-round, including lecture series, film screenings, workshops and gallery talks.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu.