The Johnson Collection is pleased to call attention to the following publications that make significant contributions to the breadth and depth of understanding of Southern art and culture.


Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, TJC's newest book examines the particularly complex challenges Southern women artists confronted in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted.

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Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection

In its presentation of some forty paintings created between 1880 and 1940, the collection’s third book traces an international aesthetic's journey to and germination in the American South.

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On Common Ground: The Public Art of Spartanburg

From boldly colored murals to whimsical bicycle sculptures, from Einstein to Exuberance, Spartanburg has become a mecca of public art, especially for a city its size.

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The Invention of the American Art Museum: From Craft to Kulturgeschichte, 1870–1930

A new book published by the Getty Research Institute examines both the origins and fascinating evolution of American art museums.

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Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull

An in-depth and dazzling biography of the beloved Mississippi artist published on the 125th anniversary of her birth.

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From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason

A scholarly and highly readable examination of the life and career of the Ashcan School painter who became a powerful visual spokesman for North Carolina’s Appalachia.

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Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2

A stunning pictorial essay that celebrates the natural and cultural grandeur of the Palmetto State.

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Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection

Written by noted art historian Estill Curtis Pennington, the lavishly illustrated, 168-page volume examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South.

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New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 21: Art & Architecture

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes.

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