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Heiner Contemporary Closes Doors, Leaves Georgetown

It's a "bittersweet departure," owner Margaret Heiner says.

Heiner Contemporary, formally located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave. closes its doors on Jan.4, 2014. (Photo by Shaun Courtney)
Heiner Contemporary, formally located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave. closes its doors on Jan.4, 2014. (Photo by Shaun Courtney)
After nearly three years of occupying the space at 1675 Wisconsin Ave., Heiner Contemporary, an art gallery that features emerging to mid-career artists, has closed and plans to reopen in Farmington, Conn.

But it isn't anything against Georgetown, said the gallery owner Margaret Heiner. 

"I loved book hill," Heiner said. "It’s a beautiful place to go to work everyday." 

Heiner is only leaving the Georgetown storefront to live with her husband who, according to The Washington Post, recently became a curator of European art at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Conn. The couple has a daughter, and Heiner plans to focus on her family for a little while. 

"I’m happy to finally be in the same place as my husband," Heiner said. "But it's a bittersweet departure." 

Heiner won't be opening a bricks-and-mortar location in Connecticut just yet, but Georgetown residents can still find the gallery on the website www.heinercontemporary.com or on artsy.net, and can look forward to pop-up exhibits from Heiner in the future. The Georgetown space closed on Jan. 4. 

"I’ll definitely miss the neighborhood and all the visitors to the gallery," Heiner said. But in Connecticut, she expects great things.     

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