IA&A at Hillyer is a contemporary art space that supports artists, both local and international, at all stages of their careers. They partner with embassies, cultural organizations and artists to offer innovative and provocative public programs and exhibitions. They also offer a cultural exchange program which has hosted almost 2000 people from 95 different countries.
The space is small and inviting, and a great place to pop into if you are in the neighborhood. It can be a bit hard to find, but turn into the alleyway to the left of the Phillips Collection and you’ll see it. You can also host an event here, such as a birthday party, which I highly recommend.
In addition to exhibiting contemporary art, IA&A also owns the Hechinger Collection, which is made up of nearly 400 artworks, and features works by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Arman, Walker Evans, Fernand Léger, and Claes Oldenburg.
IA&A is currently closed due to the pandemic, but you can still take advantage of their unique public programming such as: artist interviews, artist talks, and studio visits, all of which is online now.