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.
18 highly polished, darkened mirrors create a unique spatial experience
The language of consumerism through hundreds of castoff T-shirts and theatrical environments
Examining identity and history through installation, sculpture, photography and drawing
Thousands of fabricated fried eggs become products of irreversible transformation, a vestige of potential
Two installations of layered soundscapes
A survey of the last 2 decades of an American artist's work
Drawings explore the merging of 2 fictional aristocratic Nigerian families
4 absurdist installations comment on the environment
46-minute richly crafted black-and-white film
Exploring domesticity and relationships through painting, sculpture and installation
Found objects, sculptures, and oil paintings that imaginatively interpret the natural world