Welcome to The Cheech

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A Worldwide Home for Chicano Art

A Worldwide Home for Chicano Art

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.

Margaret Garcia

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!

Located in Riverside’s downtown historic core adjacent to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in the cultural hub of Inland Southern California.

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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.

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A catalyst for the grassroots Riverside arts scene that encourages emerging Latino artists throughout the Inland Empire.

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!

Margaret Garcia

Located in Riverside’s downtown historic core adjacent to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in the cultural hub of Inland Southern California.

Header-CHEECH_Mid-Level-Gifts

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.

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A catalyst for the grassroots Riverside arts scene that encourages emerging Latino artists throughout the Inland Empire.

downtown-boyle-heights

A catalyst for the grassroots Riverside arts scene that encourages emerging Latino artists throughout the Inland Empire.

Margaret Garcia

A significant portion of this collection will always be exhibited and can continue to be toured at venues across the nation and throughout the world!

Located in Riverside’s downtown historic core adjacent to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in the cultural hub of Inland Southern California.

Header-CHEECH_Mid-Level-Gifts

Students and faculty from five 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.

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Art education and visitor engagement for all ages will be at the core of The Cheech.

The Riverside Art Museum

The Riverside Art Museum

Inspiring and Engaging the
Inland Empire for More Than 50 Years.

Inspiring and Engaging the Inland Empire for More Than 50 Years.

Inspiring and Engaging the Inland Empire for More Than 50 Years.

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.

An institution with a long history of award-winning education programs (we have twice been awarded the California Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education), relevant and exciting new exhibitions that are garnering impressive press coverage and record-breaking attendance, and art engagement both inside and outside museum walls, RAM brings a commitment to excellence, a history of success, and an exuberant and radical hospitality as it welcomes one and all to The Cheech.

Margaret García, Explosion on the Bayou, 2016 • Jacinto Guevara, Otra Vez En La Esquina de Nolan & Pine, 2014. • Margaret García, Janine at 39, Mother of Twins, 2000. • Wayne Alaniz Healy, Beautiful Downtown Boyle Heights, 1993. • Wayne Alaniz Healy, Una Tarde en Meoqui (An Afternoon in Meoqui), 1991 • Frank Romero, Pink Landscape, 1984 • Wenceslao Quiroz, Pallet Pickup on 6th Street Bridge, 2013 • Jaime (Germs) Zacarías, Jaime Maria (Caca Culo), 2012.

© Copyright 2017–2019. All works of art displayed on this website are copyrighted by either the Riverside Art Museum on behalf of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry; the artist; or their respective copyright holders. This website is for personal, educational, non-commercial use only and may not be reproduced in any form without express permission.