The Cheech, Riverside, CA

THE
CHEECH MARIN
CENTER FOR
CHICANO ART

The Vision Takes Shape

The Vision Takes Shape

A new art space in a mid-century setting, it will be, as Cheech says, the “center of Chicano art, not only painting, but sculpture, photography, and video arts.” Opening in 2021, The Cheech explores Chicano culture from the barrio to the Bay, cholos to Cesar Chavez, pre-Columbian to modern murals.

The center will be housed next door to the historic Mission Inn in a 61,420-square-foot facility, which was originally opened to the public as the Riverside Public Library in 1964. The Cheech is a perfect adaptive reuse of this mid-century building and the historic and vintage aspects will be preserved in its transformation from a library to a museum and cultural center.

MAIN LEVEL

MAIN LEVEL

Altura Community Gallery

Event Space

Founders Wall

Permanent Exhibition Space
For The Cheech Collection

A Museum Store

A Museum Eatery

Special Collection Storage

Public Exhibition Space

Event Space

Permanent Exhibition Space For the Cheech Collection 

A Museum Store

A Museum Eatery

  • Public Exhibition Space
  • Event Space
  • Permanent Exhibition Space For the Cheech Collection 
  • A Museum Store
  • A Museum Eatery

UPPER LEVEL

UPPER LEVEL

Artist-in-Residency Space

Video Exhibition Space

Temporary Exhibition Space

Additional Event Space

Additional Space for
Programs, Lectures, and
Multimedia Projects

Riverside Art Museum Administrative Offices

Temporary Exhibition Space 

Additional Event Space

Additional Space for Programs, Lectures, and Multi-Media Projects

  • Riverside Art Museum Administrative Offices
  • Temporary Exhibition Space 
  • Additional Event Space
  • Additional Space for Programs, Lectures, and Multi-Media Projects

LOWER LEVEL

LOWER LEVEL

Education
Programming Space

Education Class Space

Expanded and Improved
Collection Storage

An Academic
Resource Center

Educational Initiatives 

Expanded and Improved Collection Storage 

  • An Academic Resource Center
  • Educational Initiatives 
  • Expanded and Improved Collection Storage 
The Cheech, Riverside, CA