How the Sale Works

Generations is a “luck of the draw” sale with fixed prices.  With each registration you'll receive one bid book. This book contains numbered bid slips, one for each work of art in the show.

The bidding period is open from 2-5 pm on the day of the sale. When you find a piece of art you’d like to buy, tear out the corresponding bid slip from your book, sign your name, and drop it into the box next to the artwork.

At 5pm, drawings are held to determine who will get first dibs to purchase each piece. You can up your chances by purchasing additional bid books, up to 3 total.

The person who wins the drawing will have 20 minutes to make a final decision on whether to purchase the artwork. If they pass, the second name drawn will get a chance, and potentially a third round if available.

After 6pm, our checkout area will be open from 6-8pm to finalize purchases, and the museum will remain open for socializing and enjoying the mansion and its collections.

(Read the full terms and conditions of the sale here.)


Friday, April 29

7pm – Founders Tour with desserts (optional add-on)


Saturday, April 30

2pm – Museum opens to registered attendees

2-5pm – Bidding is open

5-6pm – “Luck of the Draw” sale

6-8pm – Checkout / Evening Reception


Sunday, May 1

2pm – Founders Tour with afternoon tea (optional add-on)


May 1-31

Exhibit is open to public during normal museum hours

If any art is unsold, it may be purchased online or at the museum.

Accommodations Partners

The Whittaker Inn is a contemporary hotel that enjoys an outstanding local reputation for fine dining and deluxe accommodations. Mention you are here for Generations at The Haan and receive a welcome cheese,  and fruit board with a small bottle of red or white wine.

702 W 500 N, West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 441-2010 /

Loeb House is a stunning 1882 Italianate Mansion turned bed and breakfast in the heart of Lafayette’s historic downtown. Mention you are here for Generations at The Haan and receive $30 off a 2-night stay.

708 Cincinnati St, Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 588-1707 /