At Art is a
personal project of Marshal and Victoria Lightman. The Lightmans moved 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.
currently serves as board president of the Houston Center for
Contemporary Craft, www.crafthouston.org.
She 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. 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 on the HAA
Civic Arts Committee. He also serves on the board of Diverse Works www.diverseworks.org and on the
board of the Glassell School’s Core Fellow Committee
at the Museum of Fine Arts, www.core.mfah.org.
They were honored as Texas Patrons of the Year 2011 by the Houston Art