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.


Headed to Press

TJC is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of its second scholarly book. Written by noted art historian Martha Severens, From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, examines the life and career of the Ashcan School painter who became a powerful visual spokesman for North Carolina’s Appalachia. Read more


From Mundane to Memorable

Peter Ferrari, who has completed major municipal murals across Atlanta, will be in Spartanburg next week to implement his winning Concrete Canvas Mural Competition design, titled The Offering. Ferrari’s proposal was chosen from over thirty proposals submitted by artists from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Read more


From Plate to Palette

“For as long as there has been a South, and people who think of themselves as Southerners, food has been central to the region’s image, its personality, and its character.” Opening on Thursday, April 17, TJC’s latest exhibition explores the cultural context of food in the South and how artists have communicated its significance on paper and canvas. Read more

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