United States

Savannah College of Art and Design, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
GA 31401
Phone: 912.525.7191

SCAD Museum Of Art

The SCAD Museum of Art is located in the 1856 headquarters building of Central of Georgia Railway, now a National Historic Landmark. Open to the public free of charge, the museum supports the academic and creative programs at the college, providing students with direct encounters with works by major artists and enriching the artistic, educational and cultural offerings available to the campus and wider communities.

Permanent Collection

The significant museum exhibition and study collection comprises about 4,500 items. The Newton Collection of British and American Art is one of the finest in Southeast United States. Among the paintings are portraits by renowned 17th-century court artists such as Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller, and 18th-century English and American artists including Hogarth, Reynolds, Ramsay, Romney, Smibert, Gainsborough, Wright of Derby, and Gilbert Stuart.
Assembled over many years by Earle W. Newton (a founding editor of American Heritage magazine), the collection also boasts a sizable group of satirical prints by Hogarth as well as a wide range of portrait prints, early 20th-century American prints, and additional prints by Rembrandt, Fuseli and Goya and others. Like the paintings, the prints cover some three centuries and represent different printmaking techniques such as etchings, engravings, and mezzotints. The rare books include early editions of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and of Mark Twain’s works. Maps depicting North America, Great Britain, and the world are on view in three map galleries.

An outstanding photography collection has been the gift of Shirrel Rhoades, of Readers Digest Association: it features almost a thousand works by the most noted photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. On view are iconic examples from pioneering 19th-century practitioners and from major 20th-century photographers who wielded their cameras to capture images of arresting landscapes, richly textured narratives, elegant fashion scenes, singular still lifes, and powerful portraits. Photographers include Brady, Nadar, Cartier-Bresson, Adams, Mapplethorpe, Avedon, Capla...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m. For general or group tour information, call 912.525.7191.


There is no charge for admission to the SCAD Museum of Art, although donations are accepted.

Opening hours

Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Getting there

The SCAD Museum of Art is located in Savannah's downtown historic district at 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., two doors north of the Savannah Visitor Information Center, and one block west of the Savannah Civic Center.


Because of its landmark status, the SCAD Museum of Art has limited accessibility for visitors with mobility impairments. The first floor is completely accessible with a sidewalk ramp, handicapped automatic door and an ADA restroom. Call 912.525.7191 for more information.

The coffee bar at Ex Libris, located across the street at 228 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., serves light fare and snacks Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Advance reservations are suggested for all groups visiting the SCAD Museum of Art. Call 912.525.7191 to inquire or make reservations.