Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art.


In the Public Eye

From boldly colored murals to whimsical bicycle sculptures, from Einstein to Exuberance, Spartanburg’s eclectic collection of public art is celebrated in a stunning pictorial survey produced in collaboration with Hub City Press and featuring photography by Carroll Foster. Read more


Southern Impressionism

Dr. William Gerdts writes that "Scenic Impressions offers not only a veritable treasure of visual achievement by American artists painting between 1880 and 1940, but also expands and perhaps even revises our understanding of artistic influences and interplay." Read more


Walking in Memphis

The collection's third major traveling exhibition is now on view at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. Scenic Impressions features over forty canvases that embody the color, light, energy, and enduring appeal of Impressionism. Read more

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