CHICANITAS: SMALL PAINTINGS FROM THE CHEECH MARIN COLLECTION

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Perhaps best known for his work as an actor, director, and half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin has collected Chicano art for the last 25 years. During this time he has built a renowned collection and organized exhibitions that have traveled across the United States. MCASD visitors might remember Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, an exhibition featuring works from Marin’s collection that traveled to the Museum in 2004. Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection presents works by established figures such as John Valadez, Leo Limón, Patssi Valdez and Yolanda Gonzalez, as well as younger emerging artists such as Jari “Werc” Álvarez, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Sonia Romero. Each of the works in the exhibition takes the format of approximately 16 inches square or smaller and depicts subjects of a personal nature—familiar landscapes, notions of cultural heritage, familial relationships, and social community. In Chicanitas Marin has drawn together a rich variety of works that express the complex texture of Chicano experience.
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 through Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building

Monday Jan 13,2014 / 2:00pm
A CURATOR’S PERSPECTIVE : CHICANITAS
Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge for a gallery walk through of Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection.

Chicanitas presents works by established figures such as John Valadez, Leo Limón, Patssi Valdez and Yolanda Gonzalez, as well as younger emerging artists such as Jari “Werc” Álvarez, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Sonia Romero. This program is free with paid Museum admission.

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Chicanitas:Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection Livestream

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection officially opens April 22 in Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University. The exhibit looks fantastic and I couldn’t be more pleased. Mr. Marin will be speaking about the collection April 22 at 5:30 pm (EST) in Washington and Lee’s Concert Hall. For those of you who are unable to attend, the event will be streamed live on line using the following link:
https://new.livestream.com/wlu/cheech-marin

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Cheech Marin talking about Yolanda Gonzalez work of Art, “Marissa in Green Sweater”

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