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Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection

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Donkey Show, 2008 Mixed Media Collection of Cheech Marin © Jari WERC Álvarez 2013
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
Opening: December 21st, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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http://www.mcasd.org
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san diego
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PHONE:  
(858) 454-3541
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Thurs-Tues 11-5; Third Thursday of the Month 11-7
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mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

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.