At Art is a
personal project of Marshal and Victoria Lightman. The Lightmans moved
(involuntarily, at first) to Houston from Boston in 1985. By
1987, they had started collecting the work of local artists…now, they
cannot stop themselves from educating and encouraging Houstonians to
support their local art community. Established in 1989, Looking At Art
visits artist's studios, galleries, alternative spaces, museums, and
collectors homes. Looking At Art is completely independent and is funded
solely by class fees. It is never involved with commissions or sales of
artwork—although collecting is always applauded. Please take a minute to
read about all of our programs.
served on the Texas Commission on the Arts (2001-2007). You can easily
support your local arts organizations by buying a State of the Arts Texas
license plate--visit the web site www.arts.state.tx.us.
Victoria served on the board of the Cultural
Arts Council of Houston and Harris
as first vice president and chair of the Grants and Services Committee.
Victoria chaired the local chapter of ArtTable (2008-2010), www.arttable.org and serves as vice
president of the board of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, www.crafthouston.org. Marshal was
president of the board of the Houston Arts Alliance (2010-2012) and
previously served as vice president and chair of the Civic Arts Committee
www.haa.org. He now serves HAA as
“immediate past president.” He is also on the board of Diverse Works www.diverseworks.org. Together
the Lightmans serve on the board of the Glassell School Core Fellow
Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, www.core.mfah.org.
They were honored as Texas Patrons of the Year 2011 by the Houston Art