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

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

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

  • Autumn Landscape

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

  • 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...

  • 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 1 (The Marriage Contract)

    Marriage à la Mode Plate 1 (The Marriage...

    Marriage à la Mode, a series of six etchings by English engraver and painter William...

  • 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...

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

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

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • 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...

  • Pia Zadora

    Pia Zadora

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

  • Landscape

    Landscape

    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...

  • Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

    Portrait of Mrs. Lucy Johnson

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

  • Miss X

    Miss X

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

  • Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

    Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald

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

  • Animal Locomotion Plate 467

    Animal Locomotion Plate 467

    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...

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • Lily with Bud

    Lily with Bud

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

  • Summer Twilight

    Summer Twilight

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

  • 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...

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • Pelé

    Pelé

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

  • Madonna (Self-Portrait)

    Madonna (Self-Portrait)

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

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

  • Reflections

    Reflections

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

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • 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...

  • Lily with Bud

    Lily with Bud

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

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • Untitled (Itulo)

    Untitled (Trace 1, 2 & 3)

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

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

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

  • Funeral Procession

    Funeral Procession

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

  • 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...

  • Figure Sitting

    Figure Sitting

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

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

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

  • 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...

  • Nick Cave, Drive-By

    Drive-By

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

  • Location #12

    Location #12

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

  • Lily

    Lily

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

  • Lilacs

    Lilacs

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

  • 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 467

    Animal Locomotion Plate 467

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

  • 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...

  • Zinnias in a Pot

    Zinnias in a Pot

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

  • Mama, There’s Three Duppy on da porch

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

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

    Animal Locomotion, Plate 136

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

  • 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...

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

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

  • The Judgment Day

    The Judgment Day

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Cubist Bird

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

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

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

  • 2.8 Untitled

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • Globe

    Globe

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

  • 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...

  • Landscape

    Landscape

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

  • 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 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...

  • Animal Locomotion, Plate 74

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

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

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

  • 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...

  • Odile and Odette IV

    Odile and Odette IV

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

  • 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...

  • Tar Beach #2

    Tar Beach #2

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

  • 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...

  • Stephen Sprouse

    Stephen Sprouse

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

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

  • 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...

  • The Bridge Party

    The Bridge Party

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

  • Composition with Three Women

    Composition with Three Women

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

  • Bianca Jagger

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

  • The Night Letter

    The Night Letter

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

  • Streamside

    Streamside

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

  • Jump Start

    Jump Start

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

  • Rural Landscape

    Rural Landscape

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

  • Library Series: The Schomburg

    Library Series: The Schomburg

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

  • Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa

    Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria,...

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

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

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

  • 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...

  • Girl Seated

    Girl Seated

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

  • 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...

  • Dancing Lovers

    Dancing Lovers

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

  • Mount Calvary

    Mount Calvary

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

  • Self Portrait Talking to Vince

    Self Portrait Talking to Vince

    American photographer Francesca Woodman used her own body posed within crumbling architectural...

  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

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

  • The Card Game

    The Card Game

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

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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

  • Head of a Dancer

    Head of a Dancer

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

  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

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

  • Billy Squier

    Billy Squier

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

  • Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller

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