2020 Gala & Glass Auction – Artist Donations

We invite you to participate in our 21st annual Gala & Glass Auction fundraiser, which is being held this year on Saturday, October 10.

Since NLM opened its doors 20 years ago, we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to learn about past and present heroes of liberty. In addition to creating engaging and innovative exhibitions, programs, and events, the NLM has also developed a one-of-a-kind educational program that teaches young people how to become empathetic and responsible future leaders. Proceeds from the Gala & Glass Auction allow us to keep doing this great work.

We’d be delighted if we could count you among the generous and caring artists who support the NLM by donating a work of art for our 21st annual Gala & Glass Auction. Your donation will also give you the opportunity to showcase your art to 400+ of our region’s top business leaders, art collectors, press, influencers, and philanthropists who attend our gala each year. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at exhibitions@libertymuseum.org.

Below are photos from last year’s Glass Auction and Gala.



The entire ARTIST APPLICATION can be completed online by clicking on the button below. There are six sections in the form. Here is what you will be asked to provide. We suggest you have everything ready to upload before you begin. The deadline to submit the form is August 21.

1. Registration Information — This is the top section of the form which requests contact and social media information.

2. Artwork Information – This section requests information about the work you will be donating. You will be asked to upload a photo of your donation (300 dpi jpeg, min. 5″x7″)

3. Artist Biography and/or Statement — You will be asked to upload a short statement of 125 words max in MS Word format describing your inspirations behind the artwork you have chosen to submit. Artists are also encouraged to include a short biography detailing the span of their career.

4. Terms of Agreement — The terms of this agreement, including details on the donation, shipping, and benefits, are included directly on the online form. You will be asked if you accept the terms as you complete the form.

5. Rebate — You will be asked if the proceeds from the sale of your artwork will be a 100% donation to the National Liberty Museum or if you are requesting a percentage as a rebate, and if so, what percentage are you suggesting.

6. IRS W-9 Form Click here for printable form. If you are a US resident who chooses to receive funds from the sale of your artwork, you will be asked to upload your signed W-9 form.

Click here for the Artist Application and Agreement form



NLM's Summer Pop-Up Event, August 13-20

Beat the heat and join the National Liberty Museum for our Summer Pop-Up Event! For an entire week, you are invited to browse our silent auction and bid on more than 20 pieces of beautiful glass artworks from the NLM’s collection. Then, the Pop-Up Event week concludes with a live auction during our Cocktails with a Cause program on August 20 at 5 p.m.

A link to participate will be available starting August 13. Learn more.

Sponsorships now open for our exciting virtual gala!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It’s the National Liberty Museum’s 20th birthday, and we’re marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities. Proceeds from the Gala support our education and outreach both at the Museum and via our new digital learning. This year we are dedicating a special portion of funds raised to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Several sponsorship levels available. All offer many benefits and a wonderful evening to share with your invited guests. Learn more here.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!


As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.