A WORLDWIDE HOME FOR CHICANO ART
AND A VIBRANT NEW CITY LANDMARK
Cheech Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. Much of it formed the core of his blockbuster exhibition, Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 12-city tour during 2001 – 2007 to major art museums across the U.S. The Riverside Art Museum and the City of Riverside are honored to provide a permanent home for this world-renowned collection.
Located in Riverside’s downtown historic core
adjacent to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in the cultural hub of Inland Southern California.
A significant portion of this 700-piece collection
will always be exhibited and can continue to be toured at venues across the nation and throughout the world!
Students and faculty from our 5 local colleges and universities
will research and learn about the finest private collection of Chicano art in the U.S.
A catalyst for the grassroots Riverside arts scene
that encourages emerging Latino artists throughout the Inland Empire.
THE RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM
INVEST IN OUR VISION FOR
RELEVANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
For more than half a century, the Riverside Art Museum(RAM) has been the place in Inland Southern California where families and friends come to be engaged and be inspired by visual art. Housed in a 1929 Julia Morgan YWCA landmark treasure, we steward the art and stories of our community and build public value through our mission-driven work.