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Looking At Art Records

Identifier: 2022-014

The Looking At Art Records contain 33 program binders from April 5, 1989 – May 4, 2022. Each program year represented in the binders start from September and end in July of the following year. Also contained within the collection are 48 Looking At Art Travel Binders from 1994-2019, as well as a set of 10 Bayou Books from the Contemporary Arts Museum featuring works of Houston Artists.


  • 1989-2022


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18 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Marshal and Victoria Lightman co-founded Looking At Art, a “non-profitable” project to foster dialogue about contemporary art in Texas. Established in the fall of 1989, Looking At Art was an independent organization that provided its audience guided tours through Houston's contemporary art scene with visits to artists’ studios, galleries, alternative spaces, museums, and collector’s homes. Looking At Art also conducted Out-of Town tours, visiting galleries, studios, private and corporate collections, art fairs and museums. Co-founder Marshal Lightman died in August of 2019.



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Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA