The SCAD Museum of Art was established in 2002 as part of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, in order to supplement the university’s educational work.
Its exhibitions include drawings, paintings and sculptures, as well as photography, prints and works from the world of haute couture. The museum’s permanent collection boasts more than 4,500 works by renowned artists, including Salvador Dalí, Nicholas Hlobo, Willem de Kooning, Annie Leibovitz, Wangechi Mutu, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. The heart of the museum is the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies, a multidisciplinary centre that is dedicated to the presentation, study and understanding of and respect for African-American culture, art and literature. It is home to the Walter O. Evans collection, one of the largest collections of African-American art in the United States, which features works from Edward Bannister, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Robert Scott Duncanson, Richard Hunt and Jacob Lawrence.
Theatre and film performances, academic presentations and master classes featuring foreign artists and creative talents supplement the exhibition programme of the SCAD.