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The National: Benefit Silent Auction

  • Concert

  • Saturday, July 11

If You’re a Fan of The National, You’re Going to Love This!

We’re having a silent auction to benefit MASS MoCA and Hawthorne Valley Association, a Hudson Valley nonprofit organization committed to healthy soil, healthy children, and a healthy planet. Items can be viewed in MASS MoCA’s lobby on Saturday, June 11, from 11 am until 4:30 pm, and online now.

Winners will be announced at a sold-out cocktail party with The National on June 11, at 7 pm.

Place an absentee bid now by contacting Rebecca Wehry by 5 pm on June 10 at rwehry@massmoca.org or 413-664-4481 x8157. That guitar is you.

Aaron Dessner’s 2013 Electric Airline Eastwood Guitar

Aaron Dessner’s 2013 Electric Airline Eastwood Guitar
Made for players who say “I get it,” this retro-refined guitar was owned by guitarist Aaron Dessner of the American rock band The National, and played in the making of Trouble Will Find Me, the album that Rolling Stone called the “best record of their career.” The black vintage-style guitar evokes classic looks and is signed by the five members of the band.

Courtesy of Aaron Dessner
Estimated value: $1,500


Aaron Dessner’s Gold Record
This framed gold record was presented to the band in 2014 for the Canadian sales of The National’s Trouble Will Find Me. Signed by the band. (Frame measures 15 ¼” × 25”)

Courtesy of Aaron Dessner
Estimated value: you can’t buy this elsewhere


The National’s Deluxe Vinyl Box Set
Trouble Will Find Me is The National’s critically acclaimed sixth album, and the band autographed this deluxe vinyl box set for you! The set includes a die-cut box, 14 heavyweight cards with images and lyrics, and 2” × 12” vinyl pressed on 180g clear vinyl.

Courtesy of The National
Estimated value: $200