The Johnson Museum actively contributes to the intellectual life of the campus and community, serving as an important educational and cultural resource for Cornell students and faculty as well as residents of the central New York region.
Student interns enliven and advance our work in nearly every department. We aim to put students at the center of all that we do by preparing the next generation of museum professionals and patrons though hands-on experience and engaged learning.
Tours for Student Organizations
Free tours led by Museum student educators can be tailored to the interests of student clubs, fraternities and sororities, and groups from residence halls. We also offer a general tour that provides an overview of the Museum, our permanent collections, and current exhibitions.
All tours are 45 minutes; we request a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15 per group. Two weeks’ notice is required to get on our schedule.
Contact Annmarie Ventura to plan your tour.
Student projects involving photography or film/video inside the Museum are allowed with advance approval at least one week before the requested start of the project. Museum staff members will meet or communicate with the student to discuss the project and consider potential risk to works of art or people, scheduling conflicts, additional security costs, and any special circumstances. If approved, an appropriate fee will be determined based on the number of hours, time during the day, staff time, and other considerations.
Contact Holly Fairlie-Smith to begin your request.
Collection Coloring Book
Relax and experiment! Favorites from across our permanent collection, like the still life of flowers by Cornelis van Spaendonck, have been adapted for coloring by Sabrina Haertig ’22, the Summer 2020 Nancy Horton Bartels ’48 Scholar for Education at the Johnson Museum.