The Johnson Collection
The Sight of Sound
TJC Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
August 15, 2023 – October 28, 2023
The Johnson Collection and the Spartanburg Philharmonic have collaborated on an exhibition celebrating the latter's 95 years in our community. Curated by Dr. Peter Kay, the artwork featured in the exhibition serves as a visual complement to the season premiere concert on September 16. Programming will include a gallery talk with Dr. Kay on September 21 and live music in the gallery on October 19.
Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with 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.
Today, the Johnson Collection counts iconic masterworks among its holdings, as well as representative pieces by an astonishing depth and breadth of artists, native and visiting, whose lives and legacies form the foundation of Southern art history. From William H. Johnson’s Boats in the Harbor to Anni Albers’ Connections, the collection embraces the region’s rich history and confronts its complexities, past and present.