A virtual museum space to browse at any time / Loïs Mailou Jones, Bai de Théoule (Bay of Théoule), 1965

View the Collection

TJC's holdings can be viewed at partner institutions worldwide / Photo by the Columbia Museum of Art, Victor Johnson

Current Works on Loan

TJC's hometown exhibition space rotates showings every three months, Draped in Time opens May 8 / Alfred Hutty, Around the Campfire, Circa 1930

TJC Gallery in Spartanburg, SC

View a selection of forty TJC-curated modern masterpieces at the AC Hotel Spartanburg / AC Hotel Front Desk, Hot Eye Photography, Carroll Foster

The Art of Black Mountain College

Companion publications provide scholarly interpretation and serve as a permanent record of the collection’s traveling exhibitions / Hattie Saussy, Wisteria

TJC Catalogued Exhibitions

Browse our Directory of Southern Women Artists / Ann Tanksley, Picnic, Circa 1992

Honoring Female Creators

Featured in the New York Times, with 18 pieces on loan from TJC, Southern/Modern is the first comprehensive survey of artwork created in the American South from 1913 to 1955 / Mary Thomas, Red, Gold and Black, 1957


Nordic Utopia? African Americans in the 20th Century , illuminates the untold story of African American artists who sought new possibilities in the Nordic countries as an alternative to Paris. / Photo by Jim Bennett (Photo Bakery) for the National Nordic Museum

Nordic Utopia? at the National Nordic Museum

    What is
    The Johnson Collection?

    Hailed by The Magazine Antiques as having staged "a quiet art historical revolution" and expanding "the meaning of regional," through its exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships; The Johnson Collection seeks to illuminate the rich history and diverse cultures of the American South.



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