THE PREMIER COLLECTION
OF CHICANO ART IN
The Cheech Marin Collection is comprised of mostly paintings, followed by drawings, prints, and mixed-media artworks, then sculptures and photography. One of RAM’s long-term goals is to supplement and expand the collection with Chicano artists not currently in the Cheech Marin Collection through acquisitions and donations from artists and their estates, art collectors and dealers, and institutions.
“The Cheech Marin Center in my home of Riverside is poised to make a major statement about the contributions of Chicanos and Latinos across California,” Assemblymember Jose Medina said. “I am excited to see how the Center will allow people, both in California and worldwide, to embrace Chicano/Latino heritage and history.”
In addition to artwork loans to numerous institutions, Cheech’s Chicano art collection has been featured in over a dozen exhibitions produced and shown at more than 50 museums in the U.S. and Europe, including the Smithsonian, LACMA, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
The list of Chicano artists in Cheech’s collection currently numbers more than 70. Artists include Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojórquez, Pablo Andres Cristi, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Gaspar Enríquez, Margaret García, CiCi Segura González, Raul Guerrero, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Adán Hernández, Leo Limón, Gilbert “Magu” Luján, César A. Martínez, Frank Romero, Ricardo Ruiz, Eloy Torrez, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, and Vincent Valdez.