The National Liberty Museum’s annual Glass Auction & Gala is our signature fundraiser and the premier glass auction in the region. All proceeds benefit the NLM’s education and outreach programs.

Review sponsorship levels and reserve your sponsorship below, or use a printed form to reserve your sponsorship by mail or fax.

  1. Diamond Presenting Sponsorship $25,000

    Each Diamond Presenting Sponsorship enables 2,500 students to participate in our Museum Learning Experiences (FMV $2,080)

    • ONE VIP TABLE FOR TEN (10) guests at the Auction Gala on Saturday, 10/7, including access to the pre-Auction Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Preview, and premier seating for dinner
    • SIX (6) guests at select NLM membership programs held throughout the year
    • Free one-year Museum membership for family and/or employees
    • 10% discount year-long for family and/or employees on Museum merchandise
    • Gorgeous commemorative glass sculpture for your home or office
    • Two page spread in Auction Book (submission deadline of 8/18)
    • Recognition at the Auction Gala, on all printed materials, on the NLM website, and on social media

    Reserve your sponsorship now.

  2. Ruby Sponsorship $15,000

    Each Ruby Sponsorship enables 1,500 students to participate in our Museum Learning Experiences (FMV $1,640)

    • EIGHT (8) TICKETS to the Auction Gala on Saturday, 10/7, including access to the pre-Auction Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Preview, and premier seating for dinner
    • FOUR (4) guests at select NLM membership programs held throughout the year
    • 25% discount off one-year Museum membership for family and/or employees
    • 10% discount year-long for family and/or employees on Museum merchandise
    • Gorgeous commemorative glass sculpture for your home or office
    • One full page in Auction Book (submission deadline of 8/18)
    • Recognition at the Auction Gala, on all printed materials, on the NLM website, and on social media

    Reserve your sponsorship now.

  3. Emerald Sponsorship $10,000

    Each Emerald Sponsorship helps underwrite four professional development workshops (FMV $1,240)

    • SIX (6) TICKETS to the Auction Gala on Saturday 10/7, including access to the pre-Auction Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Preview, and excellent seating for dinner
    • 10% discount off one-year Museum membership for family and/or employees
    • 10% discount year-long for family and/or employees on Museum merchandise
    • Gorgeous commemorative glass sculpture for your home or office
    • One full page in Auction Book (submission deadline of 8/18)
    • Recognition at the Auction Gala, on all printed materials, on the NLM website, and on social media

    Reserve your sponsorship now.

  4. Sapphire Sponsorship $5,000

    Each Sapphire Sponsorship enables 500 students to participate in our Museum Learning Experiences (FMV $800)

    • FOUR (4) TICKETS to the Auction Gala on Saturday 10/7, including access to the pre-Auction Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Preview, and seated dinner
    • 10% discount year-long for family and/or employees on Museum merchandise
    • Half page in Auction Book (submission deadline of 8/18)
    • Recognition at the Auction Gala, on all printed materials, on the NLM website, and on social media

    Reserve your sponsorship now.

  5. Amethyst Sponsorship $3,000

    Each Amethyst Sponsorship enables 300 students to participate in our Museum Learning Experiences (FMV $400)

    • TWO (2) TICKETS to the Auction Gala on Saturday 10/7, including access to the pre-Auction Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Preview, and seated dinner
    • Half page in Auction Book (submission deadline of 8/18)
    • Recognition on all printed materials, on the NLM website, and on social media

    Reserve your sponsorship now.

  6. Pearl Sponsorship $1,500

    Each Pearl Sponsorship helps underwrite one of NLM’s public programs (FMV $350)

    • TWO (2) TICKETS to the Auction Gala on Saturday 10/7, including access to the pre-Auction Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Preview, and seated dinner
    • Quarter page in Auction Book (submission deadline of 8/18)

    Reserve your sponsorship now.

For additional information on Glass Auction & Gala sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bridget Purcell at bpurcell@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800, ext. 136. 

 

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

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Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on May 2.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.