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SCAD Museum of Art

Address: 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401 (Yamacraw Village)
Phone Number: 912.525.7191
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Ranked #42 of 123 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The SCAD Museum of Art was founded in 2002 as part of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. The museum's collection of more than 4,500 pieces includes works of haute couture, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints and more. The SCAD Museum of Art is a teaching museum, serving Savannah College of Art and Design students and as well as members of the community and other visitors. A focal point is the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies, a multidisciplinary center for the study, understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and literature. It is complemented by the André Leon Talley Gallery, named for the Vogue contributing editor and SCAD Board of Trustees member.The museum also features a 250-seat theater, a terrace and outdoor projection screen, a conservation studio, a museum café, as well as a 12-foot-long orientation touch table. An 86-foot tall steel and glass lantern welcomes visitors and elegantly redefines the Savannah city skyline.

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Los Angeles, California, Usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had no idea of SCAD until my trip to Savannah. The museum was excellent and you could feel the electricity thoughout the city cause by the artists of SCAD.

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New York City, New York
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467 reviews 467 reviews
160 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a wonderful addition to a classic southern city. The museum offered an insight into the entire Southern Art movement in the UNited states,. The many "rooms" display a number of artists that we were not familiar with and in multiple mediums that we were not used to. There are a number of different presentations, each apparently rotated through... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was not impressed by the art museums, BUT I live in Cleveland and ours is the best so its tough comparing the 2. I think the cost is ridiculous considering Clev is free.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I went to this museum with my girlfriend and two boys (8 & 11) in June of 2014. We had an excellent time. The exhibits are unique (huge sculpture of rope, room with red lights and mirrors, etc.) My son talked to one of the students working at the museum who was majoring in video game design and he had... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After reading both extremely positive and negative reviews of this art museum, I chose to visit with some trepidation. I am so glad I did. While small, the museum had many memorable pieces of art by some artists that I had not encountered in the past. I found myself so impressed with this museum's rotating collection that I decided to... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great for spending a hour or so just experiencing interesting portfolios and talking to the student docents.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice museum; love how they've repurposed an old building into a work of art in itself. SCAD students are available to guide and educate, and it's obvious that they love what they do. It poured down rain while we were inside which just added to the ambiance. What's better than prowling around a museum on a rainy day? Way to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful museum overall. Not a lot of actual pieces exhibited. Staff is made up of students who were very friendly. Great interactive laser installation when we visited. Juxtaposition of old and new architecture is great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This architecturally excellent edifice hosts some great exhibitions. They are edgy and important, varied and valuable to the art community. In addition, the trendy café on premises has a modernistic vibe wherein you can peruse art books while sipping the beverage of your choice. The museum is on the campus of the art school but you won't find much publicity... More

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Arlington, Texas
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181 reviews 181 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent a couple of hours here and throughly enjoyed it. All the student staff were very helpful as well.

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