Ennion is an unparalleled cultural network, whose members play a crucial role in ensuring the Museum’s ability to fulfill its mission—to inspire all to see glass in a new light.

Ennion members gain access to the cutting edge of glass art, history, innovation, and scholarship, by engaging in a dynamic creative exchange with leaders in the field of glass.

Witness firsthand how Ennion members support the Museum’s social impact, as stewards of its future, all while enjoying exclusive opportunities offered in our Museum, virtually, and abroad.

Make Your Mark: Learn how your gift makes an impact

Ennion Gifts to Museum Programs, Collections, and Exhibitions

Inspire people to see glass in a new light .

Ennion Gifts to The Studio

Unlock the creative potential of glassmaking.

Ennion Gifts to The Rakow Research Library

Help researchers to discover more.

Gifts to the Ennion Acquisitions Fund

Collection items form the basis of original research, interpretation, and exhibitions.

Blue mold-blown handled cup by Ennion

About Ennion

The name of this select group honors Ennion, a glass artist in the Roman Empire in the mid-first century A.D. Ennion was the first glassmaker to sign his name on glass objects that have survived until modern times. Glasses bearing his name are among the earliest datable mold-blown vessels in the world.

Friends Circle - Annual Donation $1,200+
Collectors Circle - Annual Donation $2,500+
Sustainers Circle - Annual Donation $5,000+
Curators Circle - Annual Donation $10,000+
Directors Circle - Annual Donation $25,000+

Opportunities and Benefits

Universal Benefits

All Ennion Members have access to the following benefits:

  • Free Museum admission and complimentary admission for accompanied guests
  • Reciprocal benefits and discounts at more than 1,000 cultural institutions*
  • 15% discount off regularly priced items at the Museum Shops, Café, and registration for the Annual Seminar on Glass
  • Invitations to exclusive Ennion events, dinners, virtual conversations, and behind-the-scenes previews
  • Prominent listing in the Annual Report and the Museum’s website
  • Complimentary copies of: Gather (members' magazine), New Glass Review, and Notable Acquisitions.

*Reciprocal benefits and discounts at more than 1,000 other cultural institutions participating in Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program, ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums) and NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums).

Gifts of Ennion

These works in the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass are gifts of Ennion.

Canceled: Ennion Dinner 2021
October 20, 2021

We have made the prudent decision to cancel the Ennion Dinner scheduled for October 20.


Upcoming Ennion Events

Three adults smile and talk while in a white gallery

I became a member of Ennion to support the Museum and learn more about glass artistry and history. I enjoy being part of this community. I have opportunities like meeting artists that I wouldn’t have had access to otherwise.

Ennion Member and Artist

Give by mail

To support The Corning Museum of Glass you may mail your contribution to:

The Corning Museum of Glass

Advancement Office

1 Museum Way

Corning, NY 14830