Welcome to the Florence Griswold Museum's 41st Annual Benefit Auction.

Please help support the Museum's most important fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds directly supporting our educational programs.

Browse, Bid & Buy


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Live Auction Absentee Bidding

If you are not attending the gala on September 23rd, but would like to place a bid on one or more of the "Live Auction" items, download this form and send to Nathaniel at [email protected]. Questions call 860.434.5542 ext. 112.

Absentee Bids must be in by 5pm on September 23rd.

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By supporting this year’s Raise Your Bid effort, you will help us defray the unexpected costs associated with installing a new HVAC system in the Krieble Gallery – a long-term Museum project that suddenly became an emergency need during the peak of summer. Immediate action was needed to keep our galleries open and to protect the works on view in Object Lessons in American Art: Selections from the Princeton University Art Museum – not to mention all the incredible future exhibitions yet to be staged here.

As ever, the Museum is committed to the highest standards of care for our own collections and for priceless works of art entrusted to us by other institutions.

Raise your bid online – and be a part of helping us meet this critical need!

Auction Rules & Conditions of Sale


The 41st Annual Silent Auction will begin on September 10 at 8am and close on September 23 at 8pm. All are invited to bid, whether at the event or from afar! To bid from home, make sure to register. 

The Museum assumes no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship or any property identified on this site. All property is sold "as is". The Museum makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied, as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property.

 All items should be picked up from the Museum in a timely manner, and refunds will not be given on unclaimed items. The Museum reserves the right to dispose of the property in any manner it deems appropriate if the successful bidder does not remove the property within the agreed period of time. Should the item need to be shipped, the buyer is responsible for all shipping charges.

If you have any questions, please contact Nathaniel Greene at 860.434.5542 x112 or [email protected]

Happy bidding!

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Florence Griswold Museum
Questions? Please contact Nathaniel Greene


Old Lyme, CT, USA

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