In the Heart of
Downtown Spartanburg

GalleryExt_AC_320_copy.jpgTJC's hometown exhibition space is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and the first Saturday of the month from 12 to 4pm.

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. 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.


What's in a Frame?

From gilded nineteenth century craftsmanship to the humble and hand-painted, fine art frames captivate artists and audiences alike. This exhibition invites viewers to explore the fascinating world of southern art framing. On display are paintings where reframing was needed to provide updates in protection, aesthetics, and period appropriateness. Additional works include elegant period frames for artists including Charles FraserThomas Sully, and William West as well as the illusionary workmanship of William Eduoard Scott and John Beerman. Hand-painted frames from prominent Spartanburg artist August Cook are featured alongside an antique piece repurposed by Henry Faulkner in his whimsical Beauty in the Beast. Whether overtly ornate or simplistic in their utility, What’s in a Frame? reveals an often overlooked art form and celebrates the frame in all its shapes, sizes, and materials. 

The exhibition will be on display until March 25, 2022.

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