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Exhibition Detail
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection
1100 and 1001 Kettner Boulevard
(between Broadway and B Street)
San Diego, CA 92101

December 21st, 2013 - March 23rd, 2014
December 21st, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Donkey Show, WERC AlvarezWERC Alvarez, Donkey Show,
2008, mixed media Collection of Cheech Marin
© Jari WERC Álvarez 2013
san diego
(858) 454-3541
Thurs-Tues 11-5; Third Thursday of the Month 11-7

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, and Patssi Valdez, 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.

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