The first exhibition at the Chicano Art Museum in Riverside will feature more than 40 artists – Press Enterprise

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The new Riverside Museum showcasing Chicano art will feature more than 40 artists in its first exhibit.

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture at the Riverside Art Museum will open on Saturday, June 18. The “Cheech Collects” exhibition “tells the story of Cheech Marin’s 40-year journey as an art collector”. a press release says.

  • “The Arrest of the Paleteros,” by Frank Romero, will be part of the first exhibit, titled “Cheech Collects,” at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in downtown Riverside. (Courtesy of the Riverside Art Museum)

  • “Down Figueroa St.”, by Margaret Garcia, will be part of...

    “Down Figueroa St.,” by Margaret Garcia, will be part of the first exhibit, titled “Cheech Collects,” at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in downtown Riverside. (Courtesy of the Riverside Art Museum)

  • “Room on the Verge,” by Patssi Valdez, will be part of the first exhibit, titled “Cheech Collects,” at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in downtown Riverside. (Courtesy of the Riverside Art Museum)

  • “Sunset Crash,” by Carlos Almaraz, will be part of the first exhibit, titled “Cheech Collects,” at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in downtown Riverside. (Courtesy of the Riverside Art Museum)

  • “Juarez Quinceañera”, by Judithe Hernández, will be part of the...

    “Juarez Quinceañera,” by Judithe Hernández, will be part of the first exhibit, titled “Cheech Collects,” at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in downtown Riverside. (Courtesy of the Riverside Art Museum)

Cheech Marin, actor and Chicano art collector, will showcase the art of Chicano artists for the exhibit. Artists and the names of their works will include:

  • Patssi Valdez, “Room on the Verge”, an acrylic painting from 1993
  • Frank Romero, “The Arrest of the Paleteros”, a 1996 painting
  • Judithe Hernández, “Juarez Quinceañera”, a play from 2017
  • Wayne Alaniz Healy, “Una Tarde en Meoqui (An Afternoon in Meoqui)”, a 1991 acrylic painting
  • Margaret Garcia, “Janine at 39, mother of twins”, an oil painting from 2000

Although opening day tickets are sold out, tickets can be purchased for dates between Sunday, June 19 and August 31 on the museum website. The exhibition lasts until December.

“The Cheech,” as the new museum is called, is located at 3581 Mission Ave., inside the renovated Old Public Library building. The museum’s summer hours will be Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on Tuesdays in August.

“Not only are these works beautiful and intricate, but they also increase the visibility of social justice issues and shape our popular, political and cultural consciousness,” Marin said in the statement.

Information: 951-684-7111 or riversideartmuseum.org


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