Cheech Marin, Chicano art collection to visit MSU Texas

Cheech Marin, Chicano art collection to visit MSU Texas
Photo credit to Allen Amato.

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - In the late 1980s, actor/comedian Cheech Marin began collecting pieces of Chicano art.

Thirty years later, he has accumulated one of the most extensive private collections of Chicano art worldwide, and he is recognized as one of its foremost advocates.

A portion of his collection, "Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper," will be on display at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas.

Marin will visit the WFMA September 19 to speak about his collection. His talk, "Chicano Art: Perspectives of an Art Advocate," will be at 6 p.m. in the Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre. After a question and answer session, a book signing and gallery reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the WFMA.

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