Cheech Marin Brings His Chicano Art Collection to UW [VIDEO]
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You may know him as one half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, but Cheech Marin is also an art collector. Marin has amassed a considerable collection of Chicano art and also advocates for the recognition of Chicano art as an American art genre nationwide.
The collection is now on display as a new exhibition, “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Cheech Marin Collection,” at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Marin visited UW to celebrate the opening of the exhibition on Friday.
The collection includes 65 pieces by 24 Chicano and Chicana artists and is on display until Dec. 19.