The Johnson Museum offers students many opportunities to discover and explore the collection. Whether you’re looking for cutting-edge contemporary art or ancient pre-Columbian pottery, a space to relax, the chance to make some artwork of your own, or an internship or volunteer opportunity, you belong in the Johnson. Explore the many images of artwork in the Johnson’s collection online at or watch this video for tips on conducting your own research.

Collection Coloring Book

Relax and experiment! Favorites from across our permanent collection have been adapted for coloring by Sabrina Haertig ’22, the Summer 2020 Nancy Horton Bartels ’48 Scholar for Education at the Johnson. Download the PDF here.

Custom Tours and Workshops

What’s engaging, fun, and a great way to relieve stress? A special tour or workshop at the Museum! We offer tours and hands-on workshops tailored to the interests of student clubs, fraternities and sororities, and groups from residence halls.

Tours are free; workshops cost $4 per person for materials. We request a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15 per group. Two weeks’ notice is required to get on our schedule.

Museum Club

The Museum Club brings together students who share a common interest in and appreciation for museums and art. They promote student awareness of the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and resources, and host a wide variety of programs and special events specifically for students.

During themed and performance-based evening nights, students can explore the Museum at their own pace, see performances by a wide range of student groups, and participate in art activities, scavenger hunts, tours, and more. Club members also collaborate with other student organizations to host events at the Museum, including dance workshops, poetry readings, and concerts.


Student interns work in all departments throughout the Museum. Cornell sophomores, juniors, and seniors are hired for paid academic-year positions (work-study applicants strongly preferred). Open positions are announced during spring semester, and applications are made available online.

Learn More

New to Cornell? Want to know more about the Johnson's student opportunities, our collections, and our landmark building? Check out our Cornell Orientation playlist.


Email Annmarie Ventura with any questions about our Student Opportunities and read more in our student blog.