A Collection Owned and Exhibited by IA&A

The complete Hechinger Collection, featuring nearly 400 works of art, was donated to IA&A in 2003 by hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger, Sr. The collection’s contemporary prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures represent a variety of 20th-century art that incorporates tools and hardware by artists Berenice Abbott, Arman, Jim Dine, Walker Evans, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Léger, and Claes Oldenburg, among others.

The collection celebrates the ubiquity of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works of beauty, surprise, and wit. Selections from IA&A’s Hechinger Collection are on view in IA&A’s offices and are also exhibited at Hillyer. IA&A regularly provides groupings from the collection for tour as with our exhibition ReTooled and can loan individual works to other exhibiting institutions.

Propose a Donation

Although IA&A does not currently have an acquisitions fund, we welcome proposals for donations to the collection. To submit a proposal for review by the Collections Committee, please provide as much information as possible, including the artist’s name, title of the work, date, medium, dimensions, a brief explanation, and an image.

Collections Manager
International Arts & Artists, 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
Phone: 202.338.0680, Fax: 202.333.0758
Email: CollectionsManager@artsandartists.org

Request a Loan

To request a loan from IA&A’s Tools As Art: The Hechinger Collection, please contact the Collections Manager at CollectionsManager@artsandartists.org.