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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Generations?

Generations is a Fine Art Sale and Exhibition at The Haan Museum of Indiana Art featuring 10 of the premier painters and sculptors working in Indiana. Seasoned collectors will recognize our artists and sculptors including: John Michael Carter, Fred Doloresco, Tim Greatbatch, Tuck Langland, Greg Mendez, CW Mundy, Pam Newell, Donna Shortt, Jerry Smith, and Stephanie Paige Thomson. 30 pieces of art will be on display with the stunning backdrop of the historic mansion and Indiana art collections of The Haan.

When is Generations?

Luxuriate in the ambience of the Haan with hors d’oeuvres and wine during the sale and exhibit opening April 30, 2022 from 2pm to 6pm EST. Then stay to browse the museum and visit with your fellow collectors. Add an optional Founders Tour on either Friday evening or Sunday afternoon to make it a perfect weekend.

How does the sale work?

The Luck of the Draw format means you can revel in the excitement of an auction without the risk you might spend more than you intended! Registered buyers will drop bid slips into boxes by each piece they’d like to buy. At 5PM up to three slips are drawn from each box and in the order of the draw the piece is offered to the buyers. You can up your chances to win the piece by purchasing extra bid books with slips. After the main sale event on April 30, unsold artwork will be available for purchase in person to the general public during regular museum hours or online through May 31, 2022.

What payment forms are accepted?

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and check are accepted. Credit card transactions are assessed a 3% processing fee in addition to the purchase price. Indiana Sales Tax also applies. Purchased art must stay on site as part of the exhibit through May 31. Artwork will be held until personal checks clear. Buyers enjoy at 10% discount on shipping when using the Museum shipping partner, A-1 Packaging in West Lafayette.

How do I register to attend Generations?

Registration is online at thehaan.org/generations/register. Museum members receive a discount on registration.

What are the Founders Tours?

This optional add-on event is a special opportunity to hear the story of how the Haan Museum came to be, directly from our founders, Bob and Ellie Haan. You can choose from Friday night’s tour at 7pm, including desserts, or Sunday’s afternoon tour at 2pm featuring an authentic afternoon tea provided by the Whittaker Inn.

Are there hotels associated with Generations?

Yes! Why not make it a weekend of it in historic Lafayette, Indiana?  Consider staying at one of our accommodations partners:

The Whittaker Inn – A short 15-minute drive up 9th Street into West Lafayette, The Whittaker Inn is a contemporary hotel that enjoys outstanding local reputation for fine dining and deluxe accommodations. Owners Andrew and Elizabeth welcome you like family in this hidden oasis in West Lafayette. When registering, mention you are here for Generations at The Haan and receive a welcome cheese, cracker, and fruit board amenity with a small bottle of either red or white wine. For more information and to register, visit https://www.thewhittakerinn.com/

Loeb House Lafayette – Right in the heart of Lafayette’s Historic Downtown, Loeb House is a stunning 1882 Italianate Mansion turned Bed and Breakfast. A 3-minute drive from The Haan, the Loeb House offers an historic aesthetic few places can match.  When registering, mention you are here for Generations and receive $30 off a 2-night stay. For more information visit: https://lafayetteloebhouse.com/

What is the museum COVID policy?

Masks are encouraged, but no longer required, inside the museum (as of 3/31/22). However, this is subject to change based on local transmission rates and hospital capacity, so please be prepared to wear a mask if requested while indoors.