The Marilyn Lichtman Distinguished Speaker Series

The Marilyn Lichtman Distinguished Speaker Series is supported by The Lichtman Fund, established in Marilyn's honor by her son and daughter-in-law, David Lichtman and Margaret Mak.

"For twenty-five years The Kreeger Museum has shared art, architecture, and music with the Washington community. The Marilyn Lichtman Distinguished Speaker Series honors the vision of Carmen and David Lloyd Kreeger and enables us to provide a forum to discuss and explore the role and influence of the arts in our lives. We are extremely grateful to Marilyn, David, and Margaret for their generosity in making this series possible." - Helen Chason, Director

Past events supported by The Lichtman Fund:

Time Flows Around It: Reflecting on Anne Truitt's Sculpture
Lecture by Kristen Hileman
November 4, 2023

Understanding The Kreeger Museum's South Asian Art Collection
Lecture by Dr. Robert DeCaroli, Professor of Asian Art History, GMU
April 8, 2023

Artists in Exile
Lecture by Sabry Amroussi, Art Historian and Curator, Amsterdam
September 21, 2022

Organizing a Picasso Exhibition
Lecture by Susan Frank and Kenneth Brummel, Co-Curators 
May 28, 2022

Mozart, Bartok, and Porat (Ladino Songs)
Ariel String Quartet (Israel)
April 28, 2022

Van Gogh and Gauguin: A Turbulent Creativity
Lecture by David Gariff, National Gallery of Art
November 17, 2021

Joan Mitchell: In a New Light
Conversation with Kary Siegel, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Sarah Roberts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
December 4, 2019

About Marilyn Lichtman

Marilyn Lichtman has always been involved in education. From teaching first grade in Arlington, Virginia; to teaching reading at The George Washington University Reading Clinic; and to serving as a professor of educational research, evaluation, and statistics at The Catholic University of America and Virginia Tech (in Blacksburg and northern Virginia); Marilyn has made education a major focus in her life. She has evaluated school programs around the U.S., Jamaica, Panama, and Italy. After retiring from Virginia Tech, Marilyn has continued to contribute to her educational mission, writing textbooks on qualitative research. The 4th edition of Marilyn's text, Qualitative Research in Education, was published by Routledge in January 2023.