SCAD Museum of Art
The Savannah College of Art & Design is much more than a local art school—the institution has been prominently active in the city’s urban-renewal program. It owns buildings all across Savannah, with this flagship museum hosting shows by international art names as well as the school’s own students and graduates. The permanent collection focuses on modern and contemporary art, with strong photography and African-American strands. Guided tours are available for visitors who want to know more about the building’s history and the special collections. Constructed in 1853, the original walls form the oldest surviving antebellum railroad depot in the country.