Museum in Motion Gala Auction

Honoring Marsha Baldinger, Board Vice Chair and Chair of the Exhibitions/Collections and Performing Arts Committees, for her passion and advocacy as a Trustee for over 10 years. Celebrate with us, New Jersey’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, in person, by interpreting the past and discovering the future through art, sound, and motion.

Looking for a terrific (and private!) vacation opportunity, or the chance to host a dinner party without preparing? Check out the auction items below, available for bidding at our Gala Live auction! Join us on Saturday, April 9 for the event where you can bid on one of these terrific items, or secure them now with the “BUY IT NOW” option.

Private Villa on a Private Island (Jumby Bay, Antigua)

No matter how you define luxury, it’s hard to imagine anything more luxurious than a week spent on a private island in the Caribbean! More specifically, in a three-bedroom villa, your every whim and desire will be catered to as you gaze at the azure sea. Since you will be the guest of an owner of Jumby Bay, ALL of your resort charges, from the outstanding food to all beverages (even those for grownups!), to spa services and activities, will be discounted. Don’t take our word for how over-the-top this experience is, ask one of the people who have been there before! But watch out, because they’ll probably be bidding against you! Great to book with friends, it is available for one week during the months of May, June, or July 2022.

Starting Bid: $12,000

Buy It Now: $19,000

Donated by Nancy and Nelson Schaenen, Jr.

Week-Long Stay on Long Beach Island (June 25-July 2, 2022)

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has three decks overlooking the bay, marina and yacht club, each with postcard perfect sunset views. Ideal for an extended family gathering, two families, or multiple couples to share, this comfortable home is a 10-minute walk to the ocean.

Starting Bid: $4,500

Buy It Now: $10,000

Donated by Marsha and Bruce Baldinger

In-home Dinner Party for 10 by Harvest Restaurant Group & Wine

Imagine being a guest in your own home as you are treated to the same sensational cuisine and service that you will enjoy at our Gala! Sit back and enjoy a relaxing and delicious evening at home with friends, with 10 outstanding wines valued at $1,200.
The selection includes:
  • 2010 Schramsberg Vineyards Reserve Sparkling Wine ($105) – 92.3 points, CellarTracker
  • 2011 Schramsberg Vineyards Reserve Sparklng Wine ($105) – 93.5 points, CellarTracker
  • 2014 DuMol Chardonnay Estate Vineyard ($100)
  • 2014 DuMol Chardonnary Estate Vineyard ($100)
  • 2013 Littorai Mays Canyon Vineyard ($90)
  • 2013 LIttorai Mays Canyon Vineyard ($90)
  • 2011 Fortunate Son Cabernet Sauvignon (by Hundred Acre) ($200) – 94 points, Cellar Tracker
  • 2011 Fortunate Son Cabernet Sauvignon (by Hundred Acre) ($200)
  • 2007 Darioush Shahpar Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Dessert Wine ($75) – 94.3 points, CellarTracker
  • 2007 Darioush Shahpar Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Dessert Wine ($75)

Starting Bid: $3,500

Buy It Now: $7,000

Donated by Harvest Restaurant Group and Bill and MaryAlice Feinstein