More than 40 excited,eclectic art patrons gathered at the home of Lester Marks and
Dr. Penelope Marks on Jan. 28 for a special home tour hosted by Holocaust Museum
Houston’s Art Circle. The member-only event included some of Houston’s most influential
art enthusiasts. The event supports the Art Galleries at Holocaust Museum Houston.
As one of the leading art collectors, Marks has been named by ARTnewsmagazine as
one of the “Top 200 Collectors in the World” and as one to the “Top 100 Collectors”
by Art & Antiques. In 2015, he and Penelope were named “Patron of the Year” by The
Community Artists Collective for his lifetime of contributions to the artists and
Among those in attendance were Art Circle Chair Heidi Gerger, HMH Chair Gail Klein
andHMH Executive Director Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga. Also seen in the crowd were Marc
and Jeri Shapiro, Dean Putterman, Susan Bischoff, Clara and EitanKuperman, Cheryl
and Steve Golub, Marsha Wallace and Elizabeth Baker.