Handstitched Worlds
The Cartography of Quilts

Handstitched Worlds

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Front Row Center
Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul

Front Row Center

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Making Your Mark
Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection

Making Your Mark

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Hechinger Collection

The Hechinger Collection features nearly 400 works of art donated to IA&A by hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger, Sr. in 2003. The collection’s contemporary prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures incorporate tools and hardware, celebrating an overlooked subject through pun, wit, and wonder.

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From presentations of underrepresented artists to creating opportunities for the next generation of arts professionals, IA&A relies on the generosity of our supporters to help us foster cross-cultural understanding and access to the arts.

Our Services

Traveling Exhibition Service

Organizes traveling exhibitions in all disciplines, styles, and media that are designed for both large and small museums and other cultural institutions in the United States and abroad. Learn More +

Cultural Exchange Programs

Provides J-1 visa assistance and exchange opportunities for students, professionals, artists, and researchers from abroad participating in programs across the United States. Learn More +

IA&A at Hillyer

Contemporary art center in Washington, DC dedicated to supporting underrepresented artists and serving the public with engaging exhibitions and programming. Learn More +

Hechinger Collection

The Hechinger Collection features nearly 400 works of art donated to IA&A by hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger, Sr. in 2003. The collection’s contemporary prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures incorporate tools and hardware, celebrating an overlooked subject through pun, wit, and wonder.

Donate or Become a Member

From presentations of underrepresented artists to creating opportunities for the next generation of arts professionals, IA&A relies on the generosity of our supporters to help us foster cross-cultural understanding and access to the arts.

EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW

Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia
January 19, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University in Auburn, AL

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
February 27, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art
March 6, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design
March 11, 2021 – June 6, 2021
Louisiana State University Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, LA

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality
March 16, 2021 – May 21, 2021
The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University in Aurora, IL

Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936 - Present
March 28, 2021 – July 23, 2021
The Baker Museum in Naples, FL

Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul
April 6, 2021 – June 27, 2021
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection
April 8, 2021 – July 5, 2021
Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Mort Künstler: "The Godfather" of Pulp Fiction Illustrators
April 10, 2021 – July 3, 2021
Canton Museum of Art in Canton, OH

Actual presentation dates may vary slightly.  Please refer to the presenting museum's website for the most up-to-date schedule