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.
An immersive audiovisual experience questions social roles of power and subordination
Photographs explore lesser-known color works of people at Jones Beach, New York
Artist pairs her own work with works from the collection
Multifaceted renderings conceal and reveal fragmented or imagined bodies
New sculptures, furniture, and selections from the museum’s permanent collection
Blurs distinctions between art, design, object, and viewer
Showcases a video and a new series of haiku diptychs
Questions the protocols and procedures of contemporary painting
More than 140 pieces of exceptional jewelry
An installation comprised of large two-dimensional and sculptural works
3 contemporary artists examine issues of race, migration, and social justice
Features new paintings that consider the effects on food and plants of the Caribbean's colonization