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Johnson’s French Finds


Discover the collection of John G. Johnson (1841–1917), who, from humble beginnings, became one of the most important lawyers of the Gilded Age. This installation explores Johnson’s efforts to collect French paintings from the 1700s, which were all the rage among wealthy Americans of his generation.

Main Building

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Image Gallery

Get a sneak peek at key works in this installation.


Tara Contractor, Assistant Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture
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