You are here

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

A variety of programs are held in conjunction with the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art including exhibits, educational programs, and events and lectures. The Johnson Museum also holds special collections on Southeast Asian and Indonesian art. The Southeast Asian art gallery can be found on the fifth floor of the Museum.

During the academic year, the Johnson Museum staff and docents provide a range of educational programs, workshops and tours using the Southeast Asian collections for local elementary and secondary schools, teachers, college students and faculty, and adults. The Museum also offers a variety of family programs. To learn more about the museum's educational programs click here.

Through the OMNI program (Objects and their Masters - New Insights), the Museum offers a unit on "The Arts of Southeast Asia" developed for Grade 9 with support from the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell. OMNI is a social studies and art curriculum–based program organized in collaboration with area schools and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES. The program links the Museum's collections to school curriculum through hands-on objects and workshop-based learning. The Arts of Southeast Asia unit focuses on the Museum's collections of sculpture, ceramics, and shadow puppets and features a special session with the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble and includes shadow puppets, masks, batik tools and musical instruments in the study case. Each study case includes a teacher resource notebook, books, audio CDs, DVDs, and gloves for handling objects. Visit their website to learn more about the program and find kits for the classroom.