SELECTED Public Collections

Lee County Justice Center, Fort Myers, Florida

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson

Municipal City Hall, Be’er Sheva, Israel

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy

Museum of Arts and Design, New York

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

State of Connecticut Superior Court Complex, Enfield

Tajimi Middle School, Tajimi City, Gifu, Japan

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas

United States Department of State, Art Bank Program, Washington, DC

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel

Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

Danmarks Keramikmuseum, Grimmerhus, Middlefart, Denmark

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing


Marylyn Dintenfass is an internationally known artist whose work is found in major public collections. Among the institutions that have acquired her work are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This year, her newest sculpture Almost Like The Blues was installed at LongHouse Reserve and Sculpture Garden as a part of their 2017 season, alongside works by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt, Bryan Hunt, and many others.

Her 2010 Parallel Park installation at the Lee County Justice Center in Fort Myers, Florida is one of the largest and most noteworthy of the last decade. Her work has been widely reviewed, and her 2011 and 2012 Driscoll Babcock Galleries exhibitions were both selected as one of the year’s top 100 shows by Modern Painters Magazine.

Dintenfass has twice been a MacDowell Fellow and has received both an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded the Silver Medal at the First International, Mino, Japan, and The Ravenna Prize at the 45th Faenza International in Italy. Academic positions have included Visiting Professor at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel: Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada and Hunter College in New York City. She was, for ten years, a member of the faculty at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Books on the artist’s work include the monograph Marylyn Dintenfass Paintings written by Lilly Wei and published by Hudson Hills Press [2007], and by Aliza Edelman’s, Marylyn Dintenfass Parallel Park published by Hard Press Editions [2011].