January 12 – March 24, 2013
PRIMARILY KNOWN AS AN ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND PERFORMER, Cheech Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. Marin’s most recent passion is collecting small paintings averaging 16 inches square and smaller in size. Chicanitas showcases 65 paintings by 26 painters, ranging from photo-realism to abstractions to portraits to landscapes. In contrast to other works in his collection representing and promoting the Chicano art movement of the mid-60’s and 70’s, the content of many of these small paintings leans more towards the artist’s internal or personal statement rather than as a response to political, social or cultural situations.