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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

    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...

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • Landscape

    Landscape

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

  • Madonna (Self-Portrait)

    Madonna (Self-Portrait)

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

  • Wall Piece with Hanging Form

    Wall Piece with Hanging Form

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

  • 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 712

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 712

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

  • Bigger Bridge

    Bigger Bridge

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

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

  • 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...

  • Billy Squier

    Billy Squier

    Warhol’s portrait of Billy Squier emphasizes the rock musician’s dark brown, curly hair that...

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

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

  • Untitled

    Untitled

    Norman Lewis is considered the first major African American Abstract Expressionist. Lewis grew...

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • The Wooing of Hiawatha

    The Wooing of Hiawatha

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

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • 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...

  • Location #12

    Location #12

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

  • Dancing Lovers

    Dancing Lovers

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

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • 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...

  • Autumn Landscape

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

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

  • Celebration, Mexico City

    Celebration, Mexico City

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

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

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

  • 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...

  • Location #1

    Location #1

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • Madonna (Self-Portrait)

    Madonna (Self-Portrait)

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

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle

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

  • Summer Twilight

    Summer Twilight

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

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • Steve Rubell, Donald Trump and Unidentified Man

    Steve Rubell, Donald Trump and Unidentified...

    In this candid image, Andy Warhol has photographed Steve Rubell, an American entrepreneur and co...

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

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

  • Bianca Jagger

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Billy Squier

    Billy Squier

    Warhol’s portrait of Billy Squier emphasizes the rock musician’s dark brown, curly hair that...

  • Untitled

    Untitled

    Norman Lewis is considered the first major African American Abstract Expressionist. Lewis grew...

  • 2.8 Untitled

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

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

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Itulo)

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • Etude in Blue

    Etude in Blue

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

  • Seated Figure

    Seated Figure

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

  • 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...

  • 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 686

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 686

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • 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...

  • Portrait of a Woman

    Portrait of a Woman

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

  • Orchid

    Orchid

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

  • 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...

  • The Night Letter

    The Night Letter

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

  • 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 4 (Arrested for...

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

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • 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...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 74

    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...

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

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

  • Billy Squier

    Billy Squier

    Warhol’s portrait of Billy Squier emphasizes the rock musician’s dark brown, curly hair that...

  • 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 6 (Scene in a...

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

  • 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...

  • Lily with Bud

    Lily with Bud

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

  • Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

    Foundling Warrior Quest (II 21C)

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

  • 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 2 (Surrounded...

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

  • Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

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

  • Head of a Dancer

    Head of a Dancer

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • Bigger Bridge

    Bigger Bridge

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

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

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

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • Bianca Jagger

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