Original Design, unpublished.

The final iteration with copyright approval is available on the museum website:


The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art prides itself in being first and foremost, an institution of education for all.


Therefore, it was extremely important that, even through the COVID-19 pandemic, the coloring book was accessible to audiences outside of Cornell University's main campus. 

The PDF is available on their official website for print. 

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Within the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is an incredible faculty who contributed to this project. Special thanks to the editorial manager Andrea R. Potochniak. Her unwavering enthusiasm and intellect transformed my understanding of editorial work. I only wish to have the opportunity to collaborate with her again. 

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Development and Public Affairs

Andrea R. Potochniak, Editorial Manager

Courtney Campbell, Director of Development


Jessica Levin Martinez, Director

Carol Anne Barsody, Assistant to the Director


Ellen Avril, Chief Curator & Asian Arts

Nancy E. Green, European and American Art

Andrew C. Weislogel, Earlier European and American Art

Kate Addleman-Frankel, Photography


Andrea Murray, Assistant for School Programs

Elizabeth Saggese, Administrative Assistant for Education

Carol Hockett, School and Family Programs

Annmarie Ventura, Student Engagement

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Coloring Book

Edition No. 1. 2020

Supported by the Summer 2020 Nancy Horton Bartels '48 Scholar for Education Internship and Moira Hintsa’s Wellness donations. 

As the museum's Education Intern during the COVID-19 pandemic, I understood that this was the time to re-direct the museum's traditional roles towards student health. Cornell University's Fall 2020 re-opening policies depended upon the social distancing and commitment of its students. Though necessary, isolation combined with other anxieties stood to challenge mental health. To remedy both these experiences and extend the museum's reach, I believed a coloring book would be a worthwhile production. And with the resurgence of coloring books amongst young adults, the museum's collections, mature and complex, were appropriate for the circumstances.  In all, the book's popularity reached a broader audience both digitally and in print, thanks to the Student Wellness Fund under Annmarie Ventura's direction.