Original Design, unpublished.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.
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.
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.