In the Heart of
Downtown Spartanburg

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 Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 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.


Now on View

 “I believe I am the father of more art children than any other living man. . . . It is one of my consolations in life that wherever I go I see my children . . . I am keenly in sympathy with every effort they make. I think there is nothing in the world which takes the place of what is termed the ‘kindred spirit’.”

~William Merritt Chase, in a lecture given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1916, just a few months before his death

Over one thousand art students passed through the classrooms of America's premier Impressionist, William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), including a number of Southern painters who adopted his methods to various degrees before ultimately finding their own creative vocabularies. The Kindred Spirit: William Merritt Chase and His Southern Students is the curatorial capstone for TJC’s 2018 Graduate Fellow, Dr. Kelsey Malone. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Malone received her PhD from the University of Missouri and is now Assistant Professor of Art History at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.