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.

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TJC Library Online

With over 4,000 volumes, the TJC library is a premier resource on Southern art. In addition to books, the repository includes vertical files, art periodicals, and artist papers--information we're pleased to share with museums and scholars. An online library catalog is now available on our website. Read more

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State Pride

The Johnson Collection is proud to be featured in Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2, a stunning pictorial essay that celebrates the natural and cultural grandeur of the Palmetto State. A book signing featuring the talented author-photographer duo will be held at TJC Gallery on September 18. Read more

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Hot Off the Press

Look for TJC’s new publication, From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on the shelves at your local bookstore or online retailer. Author Martha Severens chronicles the life and career of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” complete with over 40 color illustrations. Read more

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