Arts and Culture Information


Johnson City Area Arts Council

The Johnson City Area Arts Council seeks to foster the arts in northeast Tennessee.

Johnson City Community Theatre

The Johnson City Community Theatre is the oldest continuously-running theater organization in the state of Tennessee, and one of the oldest in the country. Find the show-times for the current season of the Johnson City Community Theatre, purchase tickets online, or learn how you can become involved with this local theater group.


National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

On the website of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., browse the collection’s highlights and learn about many famous works of art.

The Smithsonian Museums, Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian’s nineteen museums and galleries in Washington, D.C. demonstrate the history, culture, innovation, and artistry particularly of the United States.  Each museum has their own website, which can be explored and browsed for educational resources. Open F|S is a digital collection of the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries. High-resolution images can be downloaded for free and used for non-commercial purposes.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

Located in New York City, MoMA is one of the world’s largest collections of modern art.  Explore the collection online and find definitions for obscure art terms.

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Browse the image database of the Paul J. Getty Museum, located in Los Angeles, CA.

The British Museum, London, UK

Explore the British Museum online, one of the world’s largest natural history museums.  The collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, the Sutton Hoo helmet, and many other famous artifacts of world history.

The Tate Museums, UK

The Tate and the Tate Modern are two of England’s most well-known art museums. Both offer access to online databases of their 70,000 collection holdings.

The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Louvre, one of the world’s largest and most famous museums in Paris, provides databases on the museum’s famous holdings such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Under the Learning About Art menu, visit Thematic Mini-sites for online exhibits and explore the Closer Look interactive resources on many of the museum’s most famous pieces.


Return to the Online Information Desk to find more online resources. If you need additional assistance finding information, contact the Johnson City Public Library Information Desk at (423) 434-4454.