William H. Johnson: An American Modern
William Henry Johnson (1901–1970) is a pivotal figure in modern American art. A virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, he produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents, and genres. On view in its entirety for the first time, a seminal collection of 20 vernacular landscapes, still life paintings, and portraits covering key stages in Johnson's career will be presented in William H. Johnson: An American Modern. Developed by Baltimore's James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, this SITES exhibition represents a unique opportunity to share the artist's oeuvre with a broader audience. The Cleveland Museum of Art will feature additional works from its own collection.
William H. Johnson: An American Modern, an exhibition developed by Morgan State University and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, is made possible through the partial support of the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Morgan State University Foundation, Inc. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.