The Nevica Project

Mary Anne ''Toots'' Zynsky

Mary Anne ''Toots'' Zynsky (b.1951 American) received her bachelor of fine arts in 1973 at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. Her distinctive heat-formed filet de verre (glass thread) vessels enjoy a widespread popularity and deserved acclaim for their often extraordinary and always unique explorations in color.  Defying categorization, her pieces inhabit a region all their own, interweaving the traditions of painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts.

Toots Zynsky’s glass vessels are represented in over 70 international museum collections, including the Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Kunstammlungen der Veste-Coburg, Coburg, Germany; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués (mudac), Lausanne, Switzerland; Musée des Arts Décoratifs du Louvre, Paris, France; Musei Civici Veneziani (Museo Correr), Venice, Italy; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia; National Museum of American Art (Renwick Gallery), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MS; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.