strengthens and enhances the Cornell, and your generosity is rewarded by new objects to view, exciting exhibitions to visit, and educational programs and publications to enjoy. Individual donations enable the Museum to provide free admission and enriching opportunities for its visitors, university students, and children in the community’s schools.
Become a Member
In addition to supporting the area's only teaching museum and free programs for the community, membership at the Cornell offers wonderful benefits, enriching activities, and opportunities for involvement. As a member you can take part in exhibition openings, lectures, art trips, travel programs, and special events, including activities for families. You also receive the quarterly e-newsletter, a discount in the Museum shop, and special rates for many programs. These are just the basics; upper level members receive additional benefits.
Higher Level Giving
Because exceptional exhibitions and publications – those with wide appeal and significant impact – need time, expertise, and special funds, a Director’s Circle has been established for museum lovers able to give a yearly $2,500 contribution for exhibition support.
Being a good corporate citizen comes with ample rewards at the Cornell. Business members receive hosting privileges for their exclusive private event at the museum, name exposure in the museum, special invitations, a private group tour, and Patron memberships for up to 3 selected clients or staff.