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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Southern Roots

Now on view at TJC Gallery, Southern Roots: Selections of Self-Taught Art from the Johnson Collection explores self-taught artists' connections to place and their expressive visions of modern life. Read more

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Learning By Doing

Art on Tap and the opening of Southern Roots marked a collaboration between two Wofford College art history students who have spent the fall semester as TJC interns. Read more

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It's Official

In recognition of the area's wealth of cultural resources,the South Carolina Arts Commission has awarded "cultural district" status to Spartanburg's vibrant downtown. Read more

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