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

What’s engaging, fun, and a great way to relieve stress? A special tour at the Museum! We offer tours that can be tailored to the interests of student clubs, fraternities and sororities, and groups from residence halls, led by Museum student educators. We also offer a general tour that provides an overview of the Museum, our permanent collections, and current exhibitions. All tours are 45 minutes.

Tours for student groups are free. We request a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15 per group. Two weeks’ notice is required to get on our schedule.


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.


Email Annmarie Ventura with any questions about our Student Opportunities.