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.


Great Joy

Loïs Mailou Jones described her art as a “quiet exploration—a quest for new meanings in color, texture, and design,” and as a pursuit that brought her “great joy,” sentiments borne out in this recent acquisition. Read more


Transcending Borders

From South Carolina to Slovakia: TJC is pleased to participate in the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies cultural exchange program, a partnership which seeks to educate global audiences and build connections among diverse peoples. Read more


Picture of America

On view at TJC Gallery through April 21, the collection’s latest exhibition examines how the popular American Scene movement of the 1930s and 1940s found distinctive expression in Southern art. Read more

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