A Johnson Publishing Story: Opening


Founded in 1942 by publisher and art collector John H. Johnson, the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) rose to prominence due to the widespread popularity of its magazines, including Ebony and Jet. Through books, periodicals, ephemera, paintings, sculptures, and custom-designed office furnishings from the JPC archives and collections held by the Rebuild Foundation, this exhibition explores the enduring role of Johnson and JPC in defining and popularizing a black aesthetic and identity around the globe.

Join us for the opening of this exhibition on Thursday, June 28 from 5pm – 8pm. The evening will feature Theaster Gates in conversation with Linda Johnson Rice discussing the stewardship, preservation and promotion of Black excellence, from 6-7pm.