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In the Heart of
Downtown Spartanburg

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Located at 154 West Main Street in the heart of Spartanburg's downtown, TJC Gallery features rotating selections from the collection's holdings. These curated exhibitions are open to the public (including children) without charge on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12pm to 4pm as well as the first Saturday of the month from 12pm to 4pm. In addition, we are pleased to participate in the city’s ArtWalk, held on the third Thursday of each month from 5pm to 8pm. Any changes to the gallery's regular schedule are posted on our social media platforms.

Photography (no flash) is encouraged at TJC Gallery—and please consider sharing your pictures on social media, tagging TJC as @thejohnsoncollection and using our signature hashtag: #southernart. As inviting as paintings and sculpture can be, please do not touch artwork in the gallery. The invisible dirt and oils on human hands can damage these objects.

TJC Gallery is wheelchair accessible. For additional information regarding mobility and parking, please contact Holly Watters.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Our Own Work, Our Own Way

Parallel to the broader battle early twentieth-century American women waged to overturn the socio-political constraints historically prescribed by men and law, female artists of the era struggled to earn access to and acclaim in the country’s cultural arena. Working in a region that trailed the national arc toward gender equality, Southern women artists routinely encountered resistance in their quest to gain parity, especially when their mode of expression was modern in style or subject. 

Curated by Susanna Johnson Shannon and Carter Lee Johnson, Our Own Work, Our Own Way champions a roster of female artists whose aesthetic achievements transcended convention and invigorated the South’s modern milieu. 


Our Own Work, Our Own Way begins TJC Gallery's Year of the Woman, an initiative championing the contributions of Southern women artists through diverse programming and exhibitions. Drawing exclusively from its own holdings, each exhibition presented at TJC Gallery in 2020 will entirely feature works created by women. Learn more here.

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