Housed in a National Historic Landmark building which was constructed in 1853. As the oldest surviving antebellum railroad depot in the country, with walls of handmade Savannah gray bricks, in 2011 it was transformed into an award-winning, modern museum by architect Christian Sottile, a SCAD alumnus and dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts.
The museum's permanent collection of more than 45,000 artworks which are displayed in rotation.
The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art spans more than 150 years and features prized works by Bannister, Duncanson, Bearden, and Hunt, among others. The collection also includes Modern and Contemporary Art, British and American Art, 19th- and 20th-century Photography, and the SCAD Costume Collection.