Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred, still touring comedic duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. In the mid-1980s, he began developing what is now arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art. Now a preeminent Chicano art advocate, he recently entered into a partnership with the City of Riverside and Riverside Art Museum to create the national Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry aka “The Cheech” slated to open in 2021. The Cheech will become the permanent home for his more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures, and photography; collectively, the most renowned Chicano art collection of its kind. To learn more, visit www.thecheechcenter.org.
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