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.


Call for Curator

In its efforts to advance scholarship in art of the American South, TJC is presently seeking a full-time curator to serve as the collection’s resident art historian and teach courses at Spartanburg's Converse and Wofford colleges. Read more


On View in Augusta

Bringing the printed page to life: the companion exhibition to TJC’s new book on Eugene Thomason opened on October 11 at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, showcasing 30 of the paintings featured in From New York to Nebo. Read more


Cover Art

So says The Magazine Antiques: “the Johnson Collection has staged a quiet art historical revolution. Through exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships, the collection has redefined, elevated, and greatly expanded the meaning of regional.” Read more

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